An agreement signed between PKP LHS and CRIMT (according to the information of PKP LHS LLC dated 30 March 2021)


The Polish company “Polish Broad Gauge Metallurgical Line” (PKP LHS LLC) and the Chinese operator “China Railway International Multimodal Transport” (CRIMT) have signed an agreement on the organisation of international multimodal transportation on the route China – Europe – China. The first train, operated by the PKP LHS LLC, has already arrived in Slawkow. “The agreement signing with CRIMT and a full-fledged organisation of transportation from China to Poland is a natural stage in the development of our cooperation. Thanks to the experience gained last year, built on trust and hard work, now we are able to organise transport by ourselves and provide our importers and exporters with even better services,” said Zbigniew Tracichleb, Chairman of the Board of PKP LHS LLC.

The company provides a full range of forwarding, customs and terminal services starting from Dostyk station on the Chinese-Kazakhstan border. This includes, among other things, the passage of trains through the territory of Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Poland and the transshipment of containers in Dostyk and Slawkow.

The first train, organised according to the new formula, arrived in Slawkow in 14 days. “The expansion of our portfolio of services is the result of cooperation between PKP LHS LLC and Xian Free Trade Port Construction and Operation Co., Ltd. It was this platform that gave us the necessary recommendations to cooperate with CRIMT in the implementation of international multimodal transportation. Our strategic partnership and constantly developing cooperation provide our clients with a comprehensive logistics offer at the highest level,” said Dariusz Sikora, Member of the Board for Trade and Operations at PKP LHS LLC.

Last year PKP LHS LLC transported 40 trains from China to Slawkow with a total volume of 3060 TEUs. In addition to the regular service from X’ian, another route from Chongqing was launched in December 2020. The fact that no reloading is needed at the border for this route ensures a record speed of transportation on a line designed specifically for freight transport: about 12 days from Chinese cities to Slawkow Euroterminal. Since the beginning of 2021, broad-gauge transport from China to Slawkow has been dynamically developing, and its implementation does not encounter problems typical for other transport routes when transporting goods from China to Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia or Hungary.