In early September Ekol Logistics announced opening of new block train connecting Budapest with Cologne that was the first train solution in Ekol East-West corridor and now the company is announcing the launch of a new block train between Zeebrugge, Belgium and Trieste, Italy.
This new connection continues to support the Ekol network expansion in the South-North corridor to link its strategic markets.
The train will leave EMT Trieste Terminal two times per week. This new solution will allow for transporting different types of equipment like Mega trailers, containers and swap bodies.
“We connected the Mediterranean with the Baltic sea by the Trieste-Kiel train in January 2017 but now we are very glad to offer to our customers a new direct connection between the Mediterranean and the North Sea. This new block train will be the first direct train that will connect Turkey, Iran and the Middle East with the Benelux countries, France and all the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland) in a totally green mode without using a single driver,” said Alaa Jennane, the Director of Engineering Business Development of Ekol.
Thanks to this new Ekol block train Ekol will save 15,000 trees every month and enough fuel to go 9 times around globe. Offering environmentally friendly solutions is the key point in Ekol strategy.
Last year Ekol acquired shares of the EMT port in Trieste and announced the development of more intermodal connections from Trieste.