Greencarrier Freight Services opens new distribution hub in Szczecin, Poland – and wins contract with Oktan Wines

Consumers Market, Food and Drink, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Stores and Provisions — By on November 10, 2015 at 10:04 PM
Oktan Wines stored in the new Greencarrier Freight Services depot in Szczecin

Oktan Wines stored in the new Greencarrier Freight Services depot in Szczecin

Greencarrier Freight Services has expanded its presence in Poland with the opening of a 1, 000 sq m distribution hub in the major port of Szczecin, in the north-west of the country.

The Scandinavian logistics specialist will initially use the facility to handle imported wine for its new client Oktan Wines, but Szczecin has the capacity to offer the full range of transport and warehousing services to a wide range of clients.

Greencarrier Freight Services managing director for Poland, Arkadiusz Prejna, says: “The Polish market is extremely competitive so Greencarrier is delighted to have won the Oktan Wines contract.  Oktan sells about 250-300 different wines from many countries, so we will be handling containers arriving at the port from Argentina, Chile and South Africa, as well as loads arriving by road from throughout Europe.”

Oktan offers European products from Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Portugal, Hungary, France, Czech Republic, Georgia and Italy. Its customers include the biggest Polish chain stores, boutique shops, restaurants and hotels as well as a growing number of online sales.

Rafał Malawski of Oktan Wines says: “We have been in the Polish market since 2008 and are always looking for ways to improve our service to our customers and to be more cost-effective. We have been impressed by Greencarrier’s ability to react quickly to our changing demands and we feel the team we are working with will offer a high quality, reliable service.”

Greencarrier Freight Services has been operating in Poland since 2012, offering the full range of transport and warehousing services – sea, air, road and rail – from a variety of locations. Its main office is in Warsaw, with a 5, 000 sq m facility nearby in Dąbrówka. It also handles sea freight at the port of Gdynia and has a road freight and cross-docking facility at Katowice.

As well as the new facility at Szczecin on the Baltic Sea, Greencarrier is also opening a road freight operation at Poznań. The developments are part of its continuing strategy to expand its presence in Central and Eastern Europe.

Grzegorz Sas, Greencarrier Freight Services Project Manager for Szczecin, is confident the site will soon attract more clients. “Szczecin is ideally located to handle goods flowing between Scandinavia and Poland as well as for the deepsea markets. Greencarrier has a lot of experience and expertise in all modes of transport so we can always find the best logistics solution for any client.”

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