Oslo – Haifa in 14 instead of 30 days
An interesting new rail alliance has been formed: Loconi, which operates five weekly container trains between Gdynia and Wrocław (both in Poland), and Baltic Rail, which runs three – five weekly trains between Wrocław and Koper (Slovenia), have launched a combined intermodal service Gdynia-Koper-Gdynia.
With a single ticket it will be possible for containers to travel between Gdynia, Wroclaw and Koper, whereby transloading between trains will be included in the service. The timing of the second journey will be optimised to ensure cut-off for the target sailing.
This solution enables to connect all the key ports in Scandinavia with the key ports in the central and east Mediterranean, with options for connections to the Red Sea and Gulf area as well.
Oslo – Haifa for example – an all-sea service typically takes about 30 days, while the combined sea-land-sea service via Gdynia and Koper should take about 14 days. (ben)