Katoen Natie and Liwathon E.O.S., two leaders in their field of logistics have joined Rail Baltica Business Network Estonia. Katoen Natie globally operates port-, logistics-, and on-site freight terminals. Katoen Natie Group provides a variety of semi-industrial services, designs, builds and manages logistics platforms and assembles supply chains for different industrial sectors.
Liwathon E.O.S. provides a wide selection of handling, transportation, and storage services in Estonia for liquid fuels that are shipped on from here to worldwide destinations. The terminal, conveniently located in Muuga Harbor, offers favorable opportunities for maritime and rail transport of liquid fuels via the Baltic Sea region.
Mart Melles, Katoen Natie’s Management Board Member in Estonia, says that becoming a member of the RB Business Network was a more than logical step as they’ve been keeping an eye on Rail Baltica’s development from day one. “For us, Rail Baltica offers numerous new opportunities for the transportation of goods on the North-South and East-West routes. We’ve already considered Rail Baltica in our commercial operations moving forward and preparations have been made for connecting our terminal to the future railroad,” Melles added.
Heiki Karu, Liwathon’s Operations Manager, views Rail Baltica as the largest logistic related construction project in the near future. “As Liwathon operates in the logistics sector as well, it’s important for us to keep up to speed with the Rail Baltica related developments and in touch with the contacts related to them. On the account of this, joining the Business Network is an all-around logical decision.”