Leading freight forwarder Eurogate Logistics has expanded its Polish services by launching three new direct routes into the country – allowing customers to benefit from time and cost savings.

Building on the success of its established Polish operation, which currently handles 40,000 full-load shipments each year via Warsaw, the company now offers links to the Baltic port of Gdansk, the west-central city of Poznan and Rzeszow in the south east.

Like Warsaw, the new destinations will be served by twice-weekly groupage services from Eurogate’s sites in Glasgow, Bradford, Hinckley and Thurrock. The company also operates full-load and part-load services to and from Poland.

The introduction of a mid-week service also means overall transit times can be reduced by up to three days.

Adam Nagy, managing director of Eurogate Logistics, explained: “In addition to benefiting from our enhanced geographical coverage, UK importers and exporters can take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of our local team.”

Now operating 19 offices in eight countries including Russia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, the new routes mark the next phase of Eurogate’s strategic expansion.

Mr Nagy added: “Eastern Europe has always been a specialist area for us and with freight volumes in and out of Poland rapidly increasing it was a natural focus for our continuing growth plans.

“Without question, Poland is an important destination in its own right. However, it’s also a critical hub for shipments to other destinations, including the Baltic States, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Central Asia, which is why it makes perfect sense for us to enhance our existing capability there.”