Maersk Launches Service Connecting Burgas to Plovdiv & Sofia
Cargo transport in Bulgaria is highly dominated by road. In the mid-2000s, railways remained a major mode of freight transportation, but with increasing problems with the maintenance of the infrastructure and lowering speeds, highways carried a progressively larger share of freight. AP Moller Maersk now offers cargo block train services in both directions, import and export,- from Burgas port to Plovdiv, the second largest city in the country connecting the capital of Sofia with daily truck shuttle.
Danish retail chain Jysk Bulgaria and leader in packaging and paper Mondi Paper are the first companies to engage this new service in Bulgaria which increase free time at Plovdiv rail depot by helping in inventory management and decrease CO2 emissions as rail freight produces 16 times less carbon pollution than road.