Militzer & Münch Romania: Upswing and Optimism Despite Uncertain Times

Militzer & Münch Romania: Upswing and Optimism Despite Uncertain Times

Militzer & Münch has been present on the Romanian logistics market for almost 20 years with its own country unit. The focus is on imports and exports within Europe, with customers mainly from the industrial goods and clothing sectors. Despite current uncertainty factors, the subsidiary not only proves to be stable, but it can even report growth.

At the Romanian subsidiary, all signs point to expansion. And this although market conditions are currently rather challenging. The ongoing war in neighboring Ukraine, the energy crisis, and high inflation are creating uncertainty on the market and hardly allow any forecasts.

Teamwork to defy challenges

According to Managing Director Valentin Dragu, the fact that Militzer & Münch Romania is nevertheless so well positioned on the market is mainly due to the high degree of motivation and hard work of his team. “The logistics industry is very dynamic; you have to act flexibly and to be able to react to current market changes. I am very proud to say that we accomplish this even in difficult phases. As a medium-sized transport service provider, we are holding our own very well against the competition, and we are therefore generally optimistic about the future,” he says.

New location, new employees: for the roughly 30 employees of Militzer & Münch Romania, a move was due last fall; the M&M Romania team relocated to new, modern premises in downtown Bucharest. “Our current team members are happy with the new offices and the location’s very good transport connections, but hopefully also new team members in the future will appreciate this, as we are currently looking for reinforcement”, says Valentin Dragu.

Upswing in road and sea transport

So far this year, the current geopolitical and economic situation has had hardly any impact on Militzer & Münch Romania’s activities and results. The country unit recorded a slight decline in project business, though, the volume of road transports, however, increased, and in the sea freight sector, an upswing is noticeable, too.

Nevertheless, Valentin Dragu plans to focus Militzer & Münch Romania on transports that have proven successful for his company: “We expect trade within Europe to intensify next year, which will open up many opportunities for us. Therefore, we are now working on further expanding our transport business and trade relations in this direction – and hopefully soon with the vigorous support of new team members!”

To Tashkent via the Chang’an Express

Beijing, June 13, 2023. Xi’an is not only the starting point of the ancient Silk Road on the east end, but also an important gateway for international trade. Meanwhile, Central Asia, as the pioneer of the Belt and Road Initiative, serves as a benchmark for interconnected international trade. Central Asia Railway expands Xi’an’s external communication and trade by creating new opportunities.

On May 30th, 50 TEU with ZTE telecommunications equipment left Xi’an International Port onboard the Chang’an Express for Tashkent, the largest city in Central Asia

M&M China serves as the logistics service provider for this ZTE Central Asia specialized freight train.

The advantages of the Chang’an Express

The Chang’an Express, a new China-Europe connection. The train goes via the Khorgos Dry Port in Xinjiang and covers the total distance of 4,667 kilometers to Tashkent in ten days. This marks the first time that Xi’an International Port has collaborated with ZTE Corporation to launch a full train of goods to Central Asia.

“The reason we chose the China-Europe Chang’an Express is because it offers multiple routes, excellent services, and stable timeliness, which provide strong guarantees for the timely delivery of our clients’ goods. In the future, we will continue to strengthen our cooperation with Xi’an International Port Free Trade Zone and contribute to the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative,” said Elyar Sherkati, the Managing Director of M&M China, during an interview.