PKP CARGO signed a two-year contract for transports of chemicals, containers and other goods for Azoty Group companies. The contract is a continuation and extension of existing agreements – Azoty Group Kopalnie i Zakłady Chemiczne Siarki “SIARKOPOL” S.A. is a new addition to the portfolio of companies using the services of the largest Polish carrier. Some operations are carried out in the wagonload freight system.
The contracts require eight trains a day on average. Some operations are also carried out in the wagonload freight system (using single wagons). The longest routes under the new contracts are several hundred kilometers long links to seaports from Puławy (Lubelskie Province), Tarnów (Małopolskie Province) and Strzegomek (Świętokrzyskie Province).
Under the new contract, PKP CARGO will provide its services to: Azoty Group S.A., Azoty Group Zakłady Azotowe “Puławy” S.A., Azoty Group Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A., Azoty Group Zakłady Chemiczne “POLICE” S.A., Azoty Group Kopalnie i Zakłady Chemiczne Siarki “SIARKOPOL” S.A. with registered address in Grzybów, Gdańskie Zakłady Nawozów Fosforowych “Fosfory” Sp. z o.o.
Aside from the transport of chemicals and containers, PKP CARGO and the group companies of the Polish carrier cooperate with Azoty Group in the area of coal transport, domestic road freight services, international railway freight services as well as border and customs services for import operations from the East.
At the end of the first half-year, PKP CARGO Group had a 56.7 percent share in the rail freight market in terms of rail traffic, and a 47.09 percent share by weight, as well as a 48.48 percent share in domestic intermodal rail operations by weight, and a 52.17 percent share in terms of rail traffic.