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DCT Gdansk looks to expand business in Czech Republic and Slovakia

DCT Gdansk looks to expand business in Czech Republic and Slovakia
The terminal handled more than 2m teu last year

DCT Gdansk has appointed a permanent representative located in Prague who will work closely with its customers in Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Adéla Kurečková, whose career has spanned the the shipping, freight forwarding and customs clearance industries, will join the company as business development manager for the region.

Kurečková will aim to assist the logistics industry and BCO customers in these markets to utilise the cost-effective opportunities to move goods via DCT Gdansk.

The operator has built a steadily growing position in the Czech and Slovak markets annually links tens of thousands of containers to or from these countries, boosted by direct train services to the Czech Republic which started running 2017.

Cameron Thorpe, CEO of DCT Gdansk, stated: “Customers based in land-locked countries, want reliability and peace of mind when it comes to choosing an entry or exit port often hundreds of kilometers away.

“They need to ship goods with confidence, but also at a cost effective price. DCT’s Gdansk’s locational advantage brings the world’s largest ships closer to these markets than traditional ports. Using effective rail routing, this means they have an efficient alternative port, that also brings considerable cost savings.”

In his view, the terminal has already proven the benefits for the cross-border markets south of Poland, displayed by the current volumes moving via its facilities.

The new appointment will help to build an “understanding and knowledge about our capacity and the options we can offer for these markets” among the logistics industry he added.