PKP Cargo increases capacity of Małaszewicze terminal


Cargotor, a subsidiary of PKP Cargo, is planning to develop the rail infrastructure in the Małaszewicze Reloading Region. As a result, the capacity of this important hub on the New Silk Road will increase by four times compared by the current level. The project will start at the end of 2021.

Cargotor, which manages the rail infrastructure in the Małaszewicze Reloading Region, is working on the feasibility study of the future project. It is dedicated to the modernisation of tracks and related infrastructure as well as the higher capacity of the intermodal terminal in Małaszewicze. The document will be ready in the fourth quarter of this year. As for the construction works, they will start at the end of 2021 and will last until the end of 2028.

Some details

According to the preliminary evaluations, the modernisation project will increase the handling capacity of the Małaszewicze Reloading Region in four times — from the existing 14 pairs of trains per day to 55 pairs of trains per day (these figures include only the capacity of the broad gauge tracks). The costs are estimated at 3 billion zlotys (around 681 million euros). This money will be allocated from Poland’s state budget and the EU funds.

When the works are completed, the Małaszewicze Reloading Region will have an area of 30 square kilometres. The project also includes some other improvements in rail infrastructure of the transhipment region such as the higher speed of freight trains and higher axle load. More details will be unveiled after finalising the feasibility study.

RailFreight Summit

The transhipment operations in the Małaszewicze Reloading Region is a key concern at the sessions of the RailFreight events. This issue will be again discussed at the RailFreight Summit to take place in the Polish city of Poznań on 1-3 September. The conference programme is available here. For participation in the summit, you can register here.

Analytics on topic
The advantages of rail transport

With its environmental, social and economic advantages, rail is a fitting response to the challenges of mass passenger and freight mobility. It plays a major role in the decarbonisation of the economy and thus contributes to the preservation of the planet.

Value Chains Transformation and Transport Reconnection in Eurasia: Geo-Economic and Geopolitical Implications

Geographically and historically, transport and trade have united Eurasia as much as geopolitical conflicts and imperial rivalries have kept it fragmented. Since the 2000s and even more so with the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Eurasian integration (EAEU) in progress, opportunities for a major diversification and modernization of the economies of continental Eurasia via transport and trade integration, at both a regional and global level, have risen dramatically and have in fact never been greater.