Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and the United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Rail Alliance (UTLC ERA) signed a letter of intent at the transport logistic exhibition in Munich on June 6, 2019 to expand their cooperation on the Iron Silk Road. UTLC ERA is a logistics joint venture in which the state railways of Kazakhstan, Belarus and Russia hold equal shares.
“Thanks to the support of UTLC ERA, we have been able to process the new transport order for finished vehicles to China very successfully in the last 2 months with an error rate of 0 percent. We are looking forward to the continued fruitful cooperation.”Matthias Magnor, Chief Operating Officer, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
Since April 2019, Hellmann has been transporting luxury cars of a well-known German automobile manufacturer by rail from Bremerhaven, Germany to Chongqing in southern China. The transport order comprises more than 8,000 vehicles annually and brings a significant increase in volume on the Iron Silk Road for Hellmann. Against this background, the two companies are now intensifying their strategic cooperation with this declaration of intent. The aim is to jointly promote the further development of effective container transports between Europe and China and to sustainably increase capacities in rail freight transport in the coming years.
“We are pleased to have found a new partner in Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. Previously, our European customers had to speak with Kazakhstan, Belarus and Russia to arrange the transport of their containers between Europe and China. Today, UTLC ERA provides them with a single point of contact for rail transport through all three countries.”Alexey Grom, President of UTLC ERA.