Intermodal transport in 1Q 2021


Intermodal transport in 1Q 2021 reached nearly 6.2 m tonnes - over 15% more than in 1Q 2020. The transport performance was 1.9 bn tonne-km, which was an increase by over 10%. In 1Q 2021 all intermodal transport values improved as compared to 1Q 2020.

From January to March rail freight carriers transported almost 412,000 units (over 681,000 TEU). When compared to 1Q 2020, the number of transported units increased by 7.5% (in TEU by 14.9%). The share of intermodal transport in rail freight reached 10.9% in weight and 14.8% in transport performance.

- In recent years the intermodal transport market is developing systematically. Despite the difficult situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, in 1Q 2021 there is a visible increase in all parameters as compared to 1Q 2020 - comments Ignacy Góra, President of the Office of Rail Transport. - It is worth noting that the majority of rail carriers reported good results which in turn is shown in our statistics. Further growth of intermodal transport is possible but we have to support rail transport as a viable alternative to road transport. Improving network’s capacity will also allow us to increase rail transport’s potential - he adds.

In 1Q 2021 20 licensed rail carriers performed intermodal transport services.

Detailed intermodal transport data can be found on our new statistical portal at

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