The international freight forwarder Robert Kukla is opening a second branch office in Portugal on 15th July 2023. The new office with three employees is located in Porto and covers the northern region of Portugal.
It was only in 2021 that the service provider Robert Kukla, specialized in intermodal transport, started its business activities with a first branch office in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. Paula Dias, managing partner of Robert Kukla Portugal, explains the decision for a second location: “With the increased physical presence, we want to better provide the two regional economic centres in the north and south of Portugal with a more customized service. Our goal is to generate further growth, with our focus on shortsea transports.”
Robert Kukla has developed many shortsea concepts for the trade between northwest Europe and Portugal over the past two years. “Demand is particularly high for exports from the Benelux region, the UK and Scandinavia”, Paula Dias explains. Overall, the 54-year-old expects an increase in cargo volume of 15 per cent to 10,000 TEU this year.
Robert Kukla GmbH Internationale Spedition, headquartered in Munich, specialises in multimodal and intermodal transports, tank transports and truck transports worldwide and has extensive experience in warehouse logistics. The Munich-based logistics service provider has locations in Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Milan, Breda, Stockholm, Bilbao, Calais, Lisbon, London and Thessaloniki. Kukla has been in operation since 1941, works worldwide with a dense network of high-performance cooperation partners and employs around 280 people at all its locations. Of the approximately 180,000 units transported annually, about 60 per cent are accounted for by short-sea traffic and 40 per cent by shipments by rail and truck