Gebrüder Weiss opens new Albania facility

Transport and logistics company, Gebrüder Weiss, has opened a new location in Tirana, Albania.

The new location enabled Gebrüder Weiss to close the geographical gap between Montenegro and Macedonia and expand its transport connections in South-Eastern Europe.

Other Gebrüder Weiss locations in the West Balkans include Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

Gebrüder Weiss Director and Regional Manager Black Sea/CIS, Thomas Moser, said an increase in freight within the region led to the development.

“There has been a sharp rise in transports to and from Albania over the past decade, with the majority of imported goods coming from the European Union,” he said.

“It is our aim with the location in Tirana, the country’s most important transport hub, to offer customers from industry and trade in the EU direct connections to and from Albania.”

The logistics service provider already has a well-developed land transport network in neighbouring countries and in Central and Eastern Europe, which Gebrüder Weiss said has put it in a good position.

“The first step will involve us expanding the existing groupage freight line between North Macedonia (Skopje) and Albania in both directions,” said Gebrüder Weiss Country Manager of Albania, Dorina Islami.

“There are also plans to establish new connections to Albania’s main trading partner, Italy.”

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