Dutch company postpones new SECA route

Railroad company ERS Railways did not establish a new rail link in Europe in 2014 as planned, but will come at some point. "Customers have yet to fully realize what SECA will mean," CEO Frank Schuhholz tells ShippingWatch.

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The big plans to capitalize on the sulfur regulations for ships in northern Europe by opening another rail link between the Netherlands and Poland have yet to be realized at the Dutch railway company ERS Railways.

This spring CEO Frank Shuhholz told ShippingWatch that the company would soon launch a new service between Rotterdam and the Polish city of Lodz, which it saw as an attractive trade route for cargo to and from Great Britain and trade out of Europe. Still, Frank Shuhholz remains confident that the new sulfur regulations will send customers to the railways, and the plans have not been shelved:

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