TransContainer PJSC and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG signed a memorandum
Today in Hamburg, the General Director of PJSC TransContainer Vyacheslav Saraev and the Chairman of the Board of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG Angela Titzrath signed a memorandum of intent.
The signed document implies close cooperation on the organization of container rail transport between China and Europe, joint efforts to develop the most effective ways of delivering goods, manage these flows and assist in the formation of regular container trains.
The strategic goal of cooperation is the development of freight traffic between China and Europe in the framework of the Silk Road project. It is planned to develop intermodal services by increasing the throughput of terminals managed by METRANS (part of the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG group) and PJSC TransContainer, as well as increasing freight traffic by rail.
“The use of competencies and the network of the HHLA and Metrans terminals in the European Union can become a solid foundation for cooperation in the development of China-Europe-China transit potential and opens up new opportunities for our customers in the European region,” said General Director of PJSC TransContainer Vyacheslav Saraev.
“OJSC TransContainer is a strong partner with which Metrans has been working closely with for a long time. In the future, we want to combine the experience of both companies in the framework of the New Silk Road project in order to offer our customers an improved range of services in the field of freight rail transportation between the Far East and Europe,” said Angela Titzrath, Chairman of the Board of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, as part of the signing of the memorandum of intent.
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is a leading European port and transport and logistics concern. Owning a dense network of container terminals in Hamburg, Odessa and Tallinn, excellent transport centers within the mainland and corresponding intermodal hubs in Central and Eastern Europe, HHLA is a logistics and digital center throughout the Silk Road. Metrans, a 100 percent subsidiary of HHLA, is one of Europe’s leading railway operators and a market leader in container traffic from seaports to Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Metrans network covers 13 own domestic terminals in five countries of Central and Eastern Europe. In the first six months of 2018 alone, the company transported 13,000 container trains across Europe.