The Baltic ports have developed in recent years to an alternative transit route to the CIS racetracks via Brest (Belarus) and Chop (Ukraine). The three largest Baltic ports Riga (Latvia), Tallinn (Estonia) and Klaipeda (Lithuania) recorded the amount of a common turnover 110 million tons per year and trend indicates increase. According to a study by the EU the highest increase is expected in international sea cargo shipments, especially in Latvia (+22.5% to 75 million tonnes by 2030).
Your local contact
In Latvia, our branch INTERMODTRANS RIGA represents us. Our team in Riga organizes the pre-carriage, mostly short-sea transports from the North and Baltic Sea ports, handling and forwarding of the goods to the destination terminals in CIS, Mongolia and China. The reloading and transit procedures are carried out quickly, especially due to the direct freight purchase with our own freight payer code and access to the railway equipment in the Baltic countries.
From single wagon traffic to block trains
Due to a long-standing presence, the contracts required with the terminal operators and the Baltic railway companies, nothing is left to chance. As one of the leading railway operators, the INTERMODTRANS creates a permanent supply of railway wagons and a careful and damage-free handling of goods. On customers request sensitive goods can be stored in temporary storage in high-security warehouses at the container terminal.
Container train – record holder in Riga
The logistical efficiency of the INTERMOTRANS in handling of both container shipments and block trains can be represented by the following example: The port operator OOO RIGA CONTAINER TERMINAL (RIGACT) announced on 01/30/2014 by press release that since the beginning of cooperation with INTERMODTRANS first time in history had been handled a container train in this scale to Central Asia. With the use of a total of 31 railway platforms assembled with 59 container units per train, a new record was set in January 2014.