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New Service: InterRail offers temperature-controlled rail transports between Europe and Asia

St. Gallen, 25 January 2024. The Swiss InterRail Group successfully carried out its first reefer container transports between Asia and Europe last year. This year, the transport company has added temperature-controlled rail transport to its regular range of services.

InterRail uses diesel-powered 45-foot pallet wide reefer containers on the route between Europe and Asia, which can cool or heat independently of the infrastructure on different modes of transport. The performance and internal temperature of the containers are monitored around the clock. Customers receive at least one detailed report per day with all relevant information about their goods. The refrigerated containers each hold up to 33 euro-pallets, the use of which allows for good air circulation within the container. Temperature-controlled rail transport offers a number of advantages over other modes of transport: it reaches its destination faster than by sea, is cheaper than air freight, and no transshipment of goods is necessary along the route.

Successful implementation

In late summer last year, InterRail transported 13.5 tonnes of high-quality Swiss chocolate from the Basel region to Shanghai. The reefer was operated at a set point of 12°C and proved its worth even under extreme outside temperatures of up to 42°C.  Another example of its successful use is the transport of miso ramen soups from Shanghai to Hamburg. The reefer container successfully protected the goods from the cold at a set point of 10 °C and a lowest outside temperature of -27 °C.

“Especially given the current situation in the Red Sea, our new product is an interesting option for certain sensitive/perishable goods that won’t stand the additional transit time caused by the alternative sea route via the Cape of Good Hope. In addition to the Europe – China route, we can also offer this service to and from Central Asia as well as within Europe,” says Stefaniea Klermund, Business Development Manager at InterRail Holding AG.

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Five questions for Hamdi Süslü

Hamdi Süslü, started to work as the new business development manager at InterRail Uluslararası Nakliyat ve Lojistik Hizmetler T.A.Ş., Istanbul, in December 2023. Welcome to the team. We asked Hamdi some personal questions.

Where did you start your career?
In 2010, I started my professional career and worked in many sectors. I started my logistics career at Pasifik Eurasia. Before that, I worked as an International Sales Manager in various companies.

I consider a working day successful when …
…I use my time efficiently, successfully finalize the items in my daily plan, and successfully complete pending tasks.

What impresses me most about my job…
… is the successful completion of a job I have started. I am impressed by the dialogues I have with customers and my teammates while finalizing the job and preparing the ground for another job.

If I could go on a trip around the world, these would be my destinations…
It would be the Far Eastern countries because of their cultural differences and rich street flavors. If I need to name a country, I would like to go to South Korea. Apart from that, I would like to visit the northern countries because of their different climates and lifestyles. Again, if I need to name a country, I would love to see Finland.

I have always wanted to ….
… work in a job where I can both spare time for myself and see the results of the work I have started and be motivated by this situation. I have also always wanted to work in an international company with a team of colleagues from all over the world.

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Can compete with the biggest: InterRail Poland

Warsaw, December 18, 2023. Congratulations! Among the top 1500 logistics companies in Poland, InterRail-Polcont has won a special prize for the most effectively managed medium-sized logistics company in the country – and is thus in famous neighborhood: DHL Global Forwarding received the prize among the largest corporations, Framar was awarded among the large companies.

The Top 1500 Ranking, which began in 2004, was carried out for the 18th time; 1500 companies are evaluated in three categories, reports InterRail-Polcont Managing Director Maciej Mastalerski. “It is the only ranking that analyzes companies on the basis of financial reports from the last three financial years. Profitability, financing, efficiency of resource utilization and financial liquidity were evaluated.”

Maciej Mastalerski received the corresponding diploma from Data Group Consulting on November 30, 2023.

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Vote for Jürgen Huschka – Our RailFreight Ambassador Nominee!

St. Gallen, October 23, 2023.  We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you: Jürgen Huschka, member of the InterRail Holding AG Group Management team and Director Eurasia, has been nominated for the title of RailFreight Ambassador 2023.

This is a fantastic opportunity to recognize and support his contributions to the rail freight industry.

Let’s Vote for Jürgen Huschka:  
https://www.silkroadsummit.eu/railfreight-ambassador-2023

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InterRail India expands to Kolkata

St. Gallen, October 9, 2023. Another milestone for InterRail India Pvt. Ltd.: On October 1st, we’ve officially opened a new branch in Kolkata, India. With the presence in the vibrant city of Kolkata, we broaden our footprint across Eastern and Northeastern India. Our expanded network and extensive knowledge position us perfectly to enhance our portfolio and develop even more tailored transportation solutions.

Please find the contact details below:

InterRail India Pvt. Ltd.
15, Ganesh Chandra Avenue
6th floor
700013 Kolkata / Indien
Phone: +91 98 36186301
E-Mail: sales.ccu@interrail.ag

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Get Ready for logitrans 2023 in Istanbul

St. Gallen, October 2, 2023. Exciting news: InterRail is gearing up to showcase its expertise at logitrans 2023, happening from November 15th to 17th. You can find us at our own booth in the ‘German Pavilion.’ Don’t miss this opportunity to tap into the knowledge of our specialists and connect with us in person. We’re looking forward to meeting you at the event!

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Kolkata

InterRail India Pvt. Ltd.
15, Ganesh Chandra Avenue
06th Floor
700013 Kolkata

Phone: +91 98 36186301

info.in@interrail.ag

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To enhance cooperation

Istanbul, September 26, 2023. InterRail Managers from all our countries had been invited to attend the recent TransInvest International Management Meeting, which took place in Istanbul. It brought together over 100 managers from across all TransInvest companies and countries. The goal? Strengthening cooperation and building connections. Mission accomplished! After two intensive days, we felt a stronger sense of unity and a friendly atmosphere. The Board of Directors shared exciting news about our recent developments and regional and country Managing Directors provided insights into their sub-holdings and business units. One-on-one meetings and networking opportunities underscored the value of personal connections.

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New Service: Germany – Türkiye and v.v.

InterRail offers a new direct train connection from Duisburg/Germany to Halkali/Türkiye and v.v.

The service includes:

  • weekly departures
  • customized block trains possible
  • transit time approx. 7 days
  • additional services like organizing T1, handlings, trucking, empty container on request

Use Istanbul as a hub and get advantage of the strategical location of Türkiye!


For more information, please contact our sales:

sales@interrail-europe.de
info.tr@interrail.ag

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InterRail India: 2022 was a good year

Mumbai, 30 March 2023. Four branch offices, over 30 employees, agents in ten cities countrywide – InterRail India, founded ten years ago, has developed superbly from the one-person delegation office opened in 2010 in Mumbai, which was registered as an official InterRail subsidiary on 26 April 2013.

India is gradually turning into a rail freight pioneer, with Indian Railways – one of the world’s largest railways – carrying up to 1.2 billion tons of freight every year.

InterRail India has offices in Mumbai (head office), Delhi, Chennai, and Ahmedabad plus sub-agents in Kolkata, Cochin, Coimbatore, Tuticorin, Indore, Jaipur, Mundra, Kanpur, Nagpur and Ludhiana. The company covers the Caucasus region and the  CIS, using multiple access points from the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Sea of China, the Sea of Japan and also the Gulf of Finland to completely cover the terrain, and connect it to the world with multimodal solutions.

The Indian InterRail subsidiary works closely with all its InterRail sister companies in offering its services.

And keeps performing accordingly: “2022 has been our best year in terms of turnover”, says Managing Director Vijay Narayan, “the figures we generated are really a great achievement.”

In April, the Indian InterRail subsidiary will celebrate its ten-year anniversary together with its employees.

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