Transport Poland with Seacon Logistics
Seacon Logistics is your logistics service provider and central point of contact for transport to and from Poland. From strategic locations and together with our worldwide network of agents and partners, we quickly, smoothly and cost-effectively take care of your transport. From full loads (FTL), part loads (LTL), pallets, intermodal to special transport.
As the sixth largest country in the European Union, Poland has been an important logistics location for many decades. With more than 35 million inhabitants and a good infrastructure, the country is a strong economic force. The positive economic growth of recent years confirms this development and attracts investors from abroad who want to benefit from the favourable production costs and the geographically attractive location within Europe.
This great appreciation is also due to the close cooperation with its seven neighbouring countries and the location as an east-west corridor in Europe. The road network has been greatly improved in recent decades, making Poland a popular transit country between Northern and Southern Europe. Machinery and transport equipment, chemical products and foodstuffs are popular import and export goods
For transport to and from this interesting transport country, it is only logical for you as a company – together with Seacon as your professional partner – to take your logistics to a higher level. On this page, you can read more about our transport solutions for Poland.
Key transport routes Poland and your benefits
In recent decades, a large number of warehouses and distribution centres all over the world have moved to Poland because of its low costs and strong infrastructure.Thanks to this development and the early recognition of the opportunities, the Polish highway network is one of the fastest growing in Europe. The rail network has also continued to develop and is of great importance for European and international transport thanks to the Frankfurt (Oder) - Warsaw transit zone.
One of the main reasons for its economic growth is still due to the well-developed road freight network. The main road network consists of provincial roads (destined for both national and international transport) and numerous newly constructed motorways. All industrial centres are closely connected to the road network and, in combination with other transport options, are ideal for intermodal transport.
Rail transport has also grown steadily in the EU member state of Poland in recent years. The Frankfurt (Oder) – Warsaw connection and the border crossings in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Belarus are greatly important. In contrast, the share of inland navigation is much smaller. The seaports in Gdansk, Gdynia, Swinoujscie and Szczecin have a direct connection to the Baltic Sea. Further development of Poland's ports is, however, on the cards for the country.
Since the 1990s, the Eastern European country has invested massively in aviation. Its many airports have also been greatly modernised. From Chopin Airport (in Warsaw) and Katowice - Pyrzowice Airport (in Katowice), Poland trades large amounts of cargo.
Important cities for freight transport in Poland
Thanks to the establishment of several special economic zones, the logistics centres in Poland are widely spread across the country.Especially for foreign investors, an investment-friendly environment has been created in demarcated industrial parks. Companies benefit from these special conditions.
The largest number of warehouse sites are located in the Mazovia region in and around Warsaw.In particular, investments in the Upper Silesia region have continued to increase in recent years. Although other centres in the regions of Wroclaw, Poznan and Central Poland are more popular as locations, economic development in the Upper Silesia region is very dynamic.
In general, it can be said that many regions in Poland are home to various industries. Poland works closely with neighbouring countries in the field of logistics. So for your business, Poland is ideal for national, European and international trade.
Transport solutions from Seacon Logistics
We offer different types of transport to and from Poland. Whether it concerns general cargo, less-than-truckload or full-truckload shipping, air freight, sea freight or freight transport – we will ensure that your goods arrive at their destination safely and on time. Below you will find our transport solutions to and from Poland:
- Groupage transport to Poland
- Pallet shipment
- Partial loads (LTL / LCL)
- Full loads (FCL / FTL)
- Rail transport
- Deliveries in the city centre
- Delivery with tailboard
- Express delivery to Poland
Groupage Poland - LCL and LTL
The term LTL (Less Than Truck Load) is used in freight transport to indicate that only part of the available cargo space of the truck is filled. In the logistics industry, it is therefore common to combine several partial loads at one loading point or to add a partial load. In short, groupage or LTL is therefore the merging of several smaller loads into one larger load. This optimises the use of the freight container during road freight.
The abbreviation LCL stands for Less than Container Load and in sea freight refers to shipments that do not fill an entire container and are combined with other general cargo in a consolidated container. LCL transport mainly offers price advantages and some benefits in practical handling and stowage. For general cargo, only proportionate transport costs are incurred for the use of the container volume.
Full loads Poland - FCL or FTL
The abbreviation FCL (Full Container Load) is used in sea freight for full container loads. Unlike LCL: a load that only partially fills a container. With FCL loads, the container is loaded by a shipper and unloaded at the destination by a consignee.
With an FTL delivery (Full Truck Load), the shipment fills the entire available cargo space. The truck transports this shipment to its destination without reloading. This is for one recipient. This completely utilises the truck’s transport capacity.
Fast delivery is the main advantage of FTL. This is because there is no need for transhipment or extra route planning to different recipients. The truck drives directly to one destination. It is the most effective method of transporting goods by road to a final destination.
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Special transport Poland
In our wide range of transport services, we also offer special transport to and from Poland. This is the worldwide transport of long, high and heavy goods that do not fit in a container or truck. We believe it is important to comply with all international regulations and guidelines in this type of transport. Especially when transporting dangerous goods, regardless of whether they are transported to or from Poland to abroad. Below you will find an overview of all goods that Seacon Logistics transports:
- Long goods
- Dangerous goods (ADR)
- Boxes (KTN)
- Boxes (BOX)
- Heavy load
- Pallets (PLT)
- Gitter boxes (GIBO)
- Barrels (FSS)
- Other loose goods
Transport options Poland: to and from Asia, America, Europe and Africa
At Seacon Logistics we understand that, in addition to the quality of your products, fast shipping and associated satisfied customers are of great importance. That is why we facilitate the worldwide transport of your goods in all aspects. Goods transport within Europe is usually handled via road freight, but for shipments to and from Asia, North and South America and Africa, we of course also have sea freight and air freight at your disposal.
From our locations at strategically located terminals, we supply all major consumer markets. By outsourcing your transport to and from Poland to Seacon Logistics, you benefit from the advantage that you do not have to worry about complicated coordination across different continents and time zones. With us, you are guaranteed – partly thanks to the excellent cooperation with our partner network – a fast, efficient and well-organised shipment.
Transit and delivery times for transport to Poland
To satisfy you and meet all your requirements, reliability and speed are paramount at Seacon Logistics. That is why we work closely with a worldwide partner network and can plan, execute and organise your transport efficiently.
It is also possible to send express shipments, we arrange this in collaboration with our network. Fast transport services and our in-house customs clearance ensure that your transport from Poland arrives at your customer faster than usual.
For daily updated information and reliable transport planning, please contact us directly. Our specialists are always ready to help you.
Customs: the correct import and export documents
Our focus is always on the entire logistics chain. To serve you even better, our in-house customs department takes care of the necessary import and export documents and transport certificates. Our Compliance Desk checks whether your goods comply with all guidelines and sanction regulations at the place of destination. This way you will not be faced with unpleasant surprises and you can concentrate on your core business. Thanks to our status as Authorised Economic Operator (previously AEO-certified) and 'preferred supplier', we can minimise delays. An important advantage for you as a customer.
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Incoterms®: Protect your international trade with Poland
As a global logistics chain director, Seacon Logistics deals a lot with Incoterms®. Although we are not involved in the commercial agreements between buyer and seller, we are often consulted about the dangers and consequences of the various Incoterms® before a transaction is concluded. In practice, many companies still underestimate the risks.
To ensure that contractual formulas in the trade of goods are interpreted equally by buyer and seller, we have created a white paper and an infographic.
Important additional information: Public holidays, driving bans and local details
As an emerging economic power in the European Union, Poland has gained popularity among both national and international companies. On the one hand, the rapid expansion and good connections to the transport network play a major role in this. On the other hand, strict traffic rules ensure that transport is safe, fast and efficient. In the following overview, you can read which particularities you will have to deal with:
- Freight driving bans: Trucks weighing more than 12 tonnes are banned from driving on Polish public holidays from 8:00 am to 22:00 hours and on the day prior from 18:00 to 22:00 hours. In the summer months from June to September, there is an additional driving ban on Sundays from 8:00 to 22:00 hours. In July and August also on Fridays from 18:00 pm to 22:00 hours and Saturdays from 8:00 to 14:00 hours. For more detailed information, please feel free to contact us!
- Toll: On certain motorways in Poland, tolls are compulsory for all motor vehicles, including freight traffic. For this, you must register electronically and pay route-specific fees. Of course, we will take care of this for you.
- EU membership: Depending on the project, you need an EU permit or CEMT permit for international transport. See also bilateral permits between Poland and third countries.
- Special economic zones: Many large international companies have settled in Poland because of its special economic zones. As a company, you then benefit from tax benefits, good connections with other companies and fast transport routes.
If you have more detailed questions about the specifics or rules in Poland, please feel free to contact our team. In a joint logistic analysis, we examine which aspects are relevant for your goods transport.
The strength of Seacon: logistics at its heart since 1985
Since the establishment of Seacon Logistics, we have been building our organisation as a leading logistics chain director. Today, Seacon Logistics has over 700 employees at various strategic locations throughout Europe. Yet the origins of the family business can still be felt in our organisation. And that is precisely where our strength lies. Logistic services from the heart, that's what we are all about!
With a strong we-feeling, we take on logistical challenges and work together to serve you as our customer in the best possible way. With innovative and efficient solutions, we take your logistics to a new level. Transparent communication, personal approach and entrepreneurship are the basis of our customers' trust.
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