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"PKP Cargo International" founded in Bratislava

We present the following information from the website of PKP CARGO SA on the creation of a new company for international transport.

The company PKP CARGO International has been created

At the end of November this year, the company PKP Cargo International located in Bratislava was formed. The founder and owner of 100 percent of the Company's shares is PKP CARGO S.A.

PKP Cargo International will deal with the organization of rail transport and rail freight in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in countries such as Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Germany.

In the first phase of operations, rail transport will be carried out using local carriers. Ultimately, the company is to have the function of the rail carrier, by obtaining a license to carry out transport operations and through the acquisition of local carriers.

The company will focus on the realisation of rail transport in international relations, in which the locations of consignment dispatch and receipt are outside the Polish borders.

Eventually, PKP Cargo International will be a joint venture of PKP CARGO and foreign partner from the logistics industry. After the planned acquisition of shares by the partner, PKP Cargo will own the majority block of shares in the Company.

PKP Cargo International will be equipped with rolling stock. In 2011, it is planned to make contribution in kind of rail cars by PKP CARGO to the Company, which are now currently undeveloped and generate substantial costs. Financial means for repair and modernization of wagons will be contributed by the foreign partner.

According to the plans, the company can transport several million tons of cargo annually in the coming years.

The Board of Directors consist of two persons - Karl Meglitsch has been appointed the company's CEO, a current board member of PS Trade Trans Sp. z o.o., and the board member, Grzegorz Fingas, is currently the director of commercial office - the market of steel and solid fuels in PKP CARGO S.A.

New reachstacker already in RailPort Arad

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On October 26, 2010 we informed about acceptance test for a new reachstacker for RailPort Arad (RPA). The machine has just arrived in Curtici and we got some detailed information about the investment.
After RPA issued a tender in the beginning of this year for a new reachstacker, the manufacturer was chosen in spring. Four major companies made offers, and after carefully analyzing the technical parameters, the optionals and of course the price, the contract was signed with Konecranes Lifttrucks AB Sweden.


Restaurant Marktachterl in Austrian Gault Millau.

We’ve just received an information that a connected with Trade Trans Group Vienna restaurant Marktachterl was recently assessed and received 14 out of possible 20 points in the new issue of Gault Millau guide. The criteria used to assess cuisine by this eminent Austrian culinary guide are freshness and quality of the food, especially seasonal food, the preservation of the taste of the ingredients, creativity and harmony in the preparation, quality of soups and sauces, and imagination in the creation of new compositions.

Interview with Managing Director of TI FEREST Bratislava

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Slovak economic newspaper „Hospodarske noviny“ as well as railway transport journal „Železničná revue“ published in its October issue an interview with Mr Jan Kuchta – Managing Director of TI FEREST, a.s. – Slovak company from the Trade Trans Group. Mr Kuchta spoke about current situation on the transport market. He informed also about possibilities of cooperation within the Trade Trans Group. Below we present the whole interview in the original language.

New investment in RailPort Arad/Curtici

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We are glad to inform about new investment of Romanian container terminal RailPort Arad in Curtici. On Friday, 22nd of October the factory acceptance test was made for its new reachstacker in the Konecranes factory in Markaryd, Sweden.
From RPA’s side the test was attended by Mr. Zoltán Horváth, technical director of Rail Service Hungaria and Mr. Istvan Wagner – RPA’s General Manager. The test was successful, the reachstacker is working very well so the preparations for transport have already started. Depending on how the road approvals will be obtained by the producer, the arrival of the brand new machine in Curtici is expected in the middle of October. We will surely inform you about its arrival in the RailPort.
Attached please find some pictures made during the test.

Who will become the Railway Friend?

The solemn handing over of nominations took place in the seat of the main contest organizer – PKP Polish Railway plc. The awards in five categories - politician, local authority, journalist, manager as well as scientist of the year were handed over by the members of the Chapter – President of PKP PLK Zbigniew Szafrański and Board President of Railway Business Forum Henryk Klimkiewicz. The nominations were given on the basis of proposals from companies, institutions, trade press readers and Internet users.

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Trade Trans Invest, a.s.
:: Lazaretská 23
:: SK-811 09 Bratislava
:: Tel. +421-2-57107511
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:: E-mail info@tradetrans.com

Zapísaná v obchodnom registri Okresného súdu Bratislava I, oddiel: Sa, vložka císlo:
3471/B, ICO: 35882778

The company is signed in the Companies register of The District Court Bratislava I, section: Sa, insert
No: 3471/B, ID: 35882778