We would like to inform with pleasure that a member of the European Business Club Poland-Grupa Kapitałowa OT Logistics a leading operator of inland sailing in Poland intends to re-open coal transport from Silesian mines to the energy company Kogeneracja Wrocław. This will be the first river transport since few years back of coal on the route Gliwice Port – Wrocław
The River transport of coal is back on the Odra River
Grupa Kapitałowa OT Logistics a leading operator of inland sailing in Poland intends to re-open coal transport from Silesian mines to the energy company Kogeneracja Wrocław. This will be the first river transport since few years back of coal on the route Gliwice Port – Wrocław
The first trial transport to Kogeneracja Wrocław (2 thousand tons of coal) is planned for the mid of July. Barges of OT Logistics will transport coal to Wrocław from the Gliwice Port. The coal will be delivered from the mine of Sośnica by block trains consisting of 40 carriages of special series Fas. Upon the order of OT Logistics Śląskie Centrum Logistyki [Silesian Centre for Logistics] will deal with the reloading from the carriages to the barges. If the voyage will not encounter any obstacles on the river, OT Logistics is planning to transport to Wrocław 20 thousand tons of coal monthly until the end of the year.
J– The renewal of coal transport on the Odra River can be treated as a symbol of the coming changes in the river navigation. We count on the fact that primarily commercial cruises will be present on the Upper Odra. Silesia needs an inland river connection with the rest of the country. Inland navigation is an indispensible element of the developing intermodal transport and should become a strong third branch of transport beside roads and rail – said Andrzej Klimek, Vice President of the Board and Director of the Inland Navigation Division of OT Logistics. We count on the success of the government plans to open the Odra Waterway as well as restoring the function of transport to the biggest Polish rivers which they fulfilled since medieval times and which has died out in the last decades. Water transport is the most environmentally friendly form of transport which will support an increase in the goods exchange in the country as well as it will allow to relieve the road transport. On its part OT Logistics is ready to support Polish logistics by great increase of the volume of goods transported by rivers – added Andrzej Klimek.
Investments planned by the Ministry of Maritime and Inland Navigation stated in “The Guidelines for development plans of inland water routes in Poland for 2016-2020 with the perspective to 2030” aim at inter alia obtaining international navigation class on the Odra waterway as well as its inclusion into the European waterways network. Additionally by accessing the United Nations AGN convention Poland contracted to adjust main waterways to class IV of navigation.
The transport of coal on the route Gliwice Port – Wrocław will be carried out by three sets of barges led by pushers of the Tur type. The barges have a distance to cover of about 200 km via the Silesian Channel and Odra river. The cruise will go through 27 sluices.
Information about OT Logistics
OT Logistics is a Polish company with over 70 years of experience. Together with capital companies creating the Capital Group OT Logistics it is the biggest port operator in Poland and on the southern Baltic region as well as the leader in inland water transport-from Kaliningrad in Russia to ports in Germany and Holland. The Group also includes entities specializing in road and rail transport as well as in shipping and logistics. OT Logistics is also the biggest branch shareholder of the maritime port of Luka Rijeka in Croatia. In 2016 the Group had 712.1 million PLN of consolidated revenue from sales and its net profit amounted to 10 million PLN. OT Logistics shares since 2013 are quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
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