Tibbett Logistics, part of the UK based Keswick Enterprises group, plans to open a second intermodal terminal in the west of Bucharest, Romania, to open in 2012.
The new terminal is located within Europolis Park Bucharest and will handle Tibbett’s own block trains between the city and the Port of Constanta, as well as trains with swap-bodies, containers, semi-trailers and tank containers to and from Western European countries.
Tibbett will also operate an 8,500 sq metre warehouse within the terminal, with a rail siding for unloading conventional rail wagons directly into the warehouse.
David Goldsborough, chief executive, said: “The demand for sustainable and efficient logistics solutions is increasing across south east Europe, and interest in intermodal solutions has been growing over recent years.
“The key to the success of intermodal operations is to locate the terminal as close as possible to the service’s customers. For this reason we are delighted to be undertaking this development with CA Immo, which should help to reduce the impact of road traffic across Romania and create jobs in the area.”
Tibbett Logistics has operated an intermodal terminal in the east of Bucharest since 2008. Opertaions there will continue, and development of the new terminal wil be phased over the next 12 to 18 months. Tibbett hopes the site will be able to handle 14 trains a week by Q2 2012.