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Phosphorus for Germany

Collaboration between Rail Services Czech Republic and DB Schenker for new traffic to Kazakhstan.

DB Schenker, Rail Services Czech Republic and CD Cargo are now connecting Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, with Wittenberg in central Germany. The new connection begins in Almaty, from where the wagons travel through Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus to the Belarussian-Polish border near Brest. In Brest, the containers are reloaded from broad gauge to standard gauge wagons. On the Polish and Czech side, CD Cargo takes over the transport, and the train divides into different wagon groups at Ostrava. A group of three wagons is then taken to Česká Třebová, where they are attached to the regular train to Leipzig-Engelsdorf. DB Cargo takes over this train at the German border. From Leipzig Engelsdorf, the wagons are sent on to Lutherstadt Wittenberg-Piesteritz and delivered to the recipient. The return trip of the empty containers, the preparation of the CIM consignment note and forwarding to the individual companies involved in the transport is coordinated jointly. Throughout the process, there is a constant exchange of information with DB Schenker, the principal carrier. This is to guarantee that the containers arrive safely and on schedule.

Tailor-made complete solution

The communication between DB Schenker, Rail Services Czech Republic and the DB Cargo customs department is particularly helpful in transport planning, for example in clarifying customs matters so as to ensure there are no problems when the train is handed over at the German-Czech border. This works thanks to good planning and close collaboration, says Paul Reipen, customer advisor for Rail Services Czech Republic: "Both DB Schenker in the Czech Republic and Rail Services Czech Republic recognise the growing necessity of providing the customer with complete, tailor-made solutions. The successful planning and implementation of this transport concept tailored to the customer's individual requirements necessitates open communication, mutual trust and close collaboration between the business partners. That was exactly what we were able to put into practice along with DB Schenker, thus providing the customer with an optimal transport solution."