HUNGARY – LIMITED BORDER CROSSING FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORT

Dear valued customer!

Based on a decision of Hungarian state authorities, the border crossing which allows us to enter Hungary with a freight has been limited.

On17.3.2020, at 0:00, a new governmental decree has become valid, where Hungary is closing all borders for all foreigners. The entrance to Hungary is allowed only to citizens of Hungary, or citizens having a living permit in Hungary. unfortunately, this decree is having influence also on international freight transportation and with the decree validity, it´s allowed to enter or exit Hungary – with freight/trucks – only on two border crossing points between Slovakia and Hungary. This decree is having an impact on the deliveries via terminal DUNAJSKA STREDA. 

For freight transportation, it´s allowed to use following border crossing points:

– CUNOVO – RAJKA (Dunacsuny – Rajka) – for all transport via terminal

DUNAJSKA STREDA- MILHOST – TORNYOSNEMETI (Miglecnemeti – Tornyosnemeti) – for all transport via terminal KOSICE 

Based on this decree, for all transports, deliveries, pick-ups – with date 18.3.2020, 0:00, we will have to implement following surcharges: 

– CUNOVO – RAJKA (Dunacsuny – Rajka) – for all transport via terminal DUNAJSKA STREDA a surcharge of EUR 250,00 will be charged

– MILHOSŤ – TORNYOSNÉMETI (Miglecnemeti – Tornyosnemeti) – for all transport via terminal KOSICE no surcharge will be charged 

We will monitor the situation by the authorities and inform you about further development. We all do understand the complexity of the situation, the problems of the transportation sector, which is trying to move the cargo forward. Unfortunately, such a decision is making the life, especially in difficult times, like we are living them today, even more difficult. We would like to declare that all the METRANS terminals are under operation, our trains are running, our colleagues are working, some of them on the home office base, some of them in our offices, to split the risks of the today´s life.  

The limitation of the entering points for freight for only 2 places will have also a very big impact on the delivery times, because of the waiting times, additional driving time, etc. we have been informed about heavy traffic at the border. Please be so kind to check the next paragraph about alternative routing via BUDAPEST CSEPEL, our terminal in HUNGARY very carefully and please contact us. 

By HUNGARY we would like also to point out that in case of further development of the situation, or an escalation, we do offer the service (as an additional alternative) of the deliveries/pick-ups in HUNGARY via terminal BUDAPEST CSEPEL. The terminal is connected by rail on a daily basis to our HUB DUNAJSKA STREDA from where we have the HAMBURG, BREMERHAVEN, ROTTERDAM, KOPER, DUISBURG connections and BUDAPEST CSEPEL is also daily connected directly to KOPER. For changes or questions please do not hesitate to contact our customer service or pricing department.