The Poland-based vehicle logistics provider has loaded the first shipment of Kia vehicles made at the OEM’s Zilina plant, for delivery to the UK.
The first shipment of Kia Cee’d hatchbacks arrived at Gdansk port on November 21. The Zilina factory also makes the Sportage and Venga models, and makes components for the neighbouring Hyundai plant in Czech Republic. Kia’s total volume for the UK market amounts to about 50,000 cars a year.
Adampol has worked closely with the Port of Gdansk, as well with the plant in Zilina to win this contract and while Kia volumes for the UK were previously moved through Cuxhaven in Germany, changing to Gdansk is expected to avoid congestion on the roads between Zilina and Cuxhaven and improve delivery times.
Adampol already has long-term contracts for handling Nissan and Hyundai, also for delivery to the UK, with ocean services provider K Line for Hyundai, at the Port of Gdansk. Cars produced in Japan, the UK, Spain are transported to Poland and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe via the Port of Gdansk and loaded onto ships by the company.