trade trans consists of several, independently managed forwarding and logistics companies. The emphasis is on rail transport.

Our contacts with well known forwarding business companies and railways in Europe assure a reliable service as well as attractive freight management.


RailFreight.com wrote about new direct link with Curtici

Rail Cargo Group’s latest addition to its TransFER network is a connection between Genk in Belgium and Curtici in Romania. The new link offers a direct and regular link between one of Europe’s most significant economic centres and Europe’s fastest-growing transport hub for 2022. However, and most importantly, it provides direct access to Turkey by combining with the existing Curtici-Istanbul rail freight connection.

RCG’s new Genk-Curtici service will have an intermodal profile “for containers (20 to 45 feet), swap bodies and cranable semi-trailers including dangerous goods.” It will run three times per week, and its route will go through various European hubs. For instance, apart from the Benelux, the Genk-Curtici link will pass through the Ruhr area in Germany and other locations like Linz, Vienna and Budapest.

Shorter transit the key

The Curtici-Istanbul service has been in place since June 2021. It started as a project to connect Central Europe directly with Turkey, attempting to seize the transport momentum of the South-Eastern European country and use Budapest and Brno as the hubs to distribute cargo to European destinations.

Cargo from the Benelux used to find its way to Romania and Turkey by combining shorter and regional services with trains from Central Europe to Curtici and then Istanbul. Now, with the new dedicated solution, the Benelux market will have a direct gateway to Turkey with an effect on transit times that will reduce by a day, according to RCG.

Curtici and Romania

Turkey’s importance as a market and a Silk Road gateway for RCG has been analysed before. It is Curtici and Romania grasping the attention in this case. The Austria-based company explained how “Curtici is increasingly becoming a freight transport hub for local volumes from Romania and Turkey towards the Benelux and Ruhr regions.”

The Romanian town, right next to the border with Hungary, uses the Trade Trans Terminal to connect with other important European hubs. Apart from Brno, Budapest and Istanbul, the town also connects with Cologne, Duisburg and Herne in Germany. The service to and from Cologne is offered by TX Logistics, while LKW Walter is responsible for Duisburg and Herne.

But Romania as a whole has undoubtedly developed and transformed transport-wise from March 2022 onwards. The war in Ukraine and the race for alternative Eurasian routes put the Balkan country on the transport maps with a new reinforced and crucial position. Romania expects many rail-related investments, with companies like DP World building new terminals and rail infrastructure improved substantially.

Source: www.railfreight.com

The construction of secure park place in Curtici is making progress with each passing day

The constructions regarding the most modern and secure parking lot from the county of Arad, built to match the European Standards, are making progress with each passing day in the city of Curtici. Through an investment of almost 12 million euros, Trade Trans Combi will develop 200 parking spots. The entire surface of the future parking lot has been uncovered. In the upcoming period, the sewage installations and the electric cables will be installed, around which the area will be fenced, and high-performance surveillance systems will be installed. The control day took place on Wednesday, April 27th 2022.

Secure park place RO - works started

Trade Trans Combi started to build the safe and secure park place for 195 spaces at gold level with European funds which will be ready operable end of 2022 - beginning of 2023.

H. Essers on LinkedIn:

Today is the tenth anniversary of our partnership with Railport Arad, the biggest in-land container terminal in Romania. Over the past ten years, we created strong intermodal solutions together and we were able to enjoy some cool highlights:

  • We grew from 1 train a week from Genk to Curtici to daily connections
  • We strengthened our value in the Balkan
  • Curtici became a real gateway between the Balkan, Turkey and Greece
  • Our connection provides multimodal transport of high-quality, temperature-controlled packaged chemicals and liquid bulk chemicals between the east and west of the Balkan.

Thank you for a great 10 years, Railport Arad . Together we make it transpossible!

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