Container terminals inaugurated in Curtici

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The first container terminal in Romania was inaugurated in Curtici (western Romania) on Monday, with the investments totaling approx. 11 million euros.
The container terminal Railport Arad, located close to the Curtici-Arad Free Area, was realized by the association of three companies – Trade Trans Log SRL in Romania, MAV Kombiterminal in Hungary and Koper Port in Slovenia.

There will be functioning two terminals in Curtici, one for containers and the other one for international merchandise, with the project totalling a total surface of 10.3 hectares, with the built surface in the first stage being of 5 hectares.

‘The container terminal has a capacity of 60,000 TEU, with the one for merchandise one of up to two trains per day, that is 40 wagons per day. The merchandise comes from Europe, but also from Asia, America,’ Eugen Tudor, manager of Trade Trans Log, one of the shareholders of the container terminal and the majority shareholder of the merchandise terminal.

According to the abovesaid source, the importance of the logistic centre based in Curtici will reside in the significant reduction of the time needed for transportation.
‘The merchandise brought in complete trains will be stored or moved in trucks, with the unloaded wagons staying prepared at the logistic centre to transport merchandise from Romania to various destinations in western and southern Europe.

Based on the contractual relations with the transporters and the expedition centress European wide and in the CSI, we could offer competitive prices for the railway transportation to such countries as Italy, Austria, the Czech republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Romania,’ the manager of Trade Trans Log SRL added.

In the case of the two terminals, the representatives of the Trade Trans Log estimated a turnover worth 3 million euros by the end of the year, while for 2010 the figure will reach up to 9 million euros.
The logistic centre based in Curtici was located approx. 20 kilometres away from the Arad- Timis oara motorway, which is part of the IV Pan-European corridor.

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