(Berlin/Essen/Salzburg, 5 October 2010) DB Schenker’s most modern terminal for land transport to date is now connected to the rail network. The 26 million euro logistics center, which opened in Salzburg in April, serves as a hub for flows of goods in Europe and now links the road to the rail.
The roughly 80,000 square meter site is home to a 10,000 square meter transshipment hall, a 4,250 square meter logistics hall and an almost 5,000 square meter office building. Rail transports are integrated seamlessly into logistics solutions thanks to the terminal’s dedicated siding, which connects the terminal to the rail network.
Policymakers and representatives from the business community were on hand as DB Schenker and the local rail company Salzburger Lokalbahn dedicated the siding. The track is 414 meters long and connects the terminal in the Bergheim district to the existing route in the Aupoint industrial area and thus to the European rail network.
“Now that the siding is connected, our terminal is a fully fledged intermodal hub. We offer customers all rail services whenever rail is appropriate for the customer’s consignments,” said Karl Nutzinger, Member of the Management Board of Schenker AG responsible for Land Transport.
All types of rail transports can be integrated seamlessly into logistics concepts via the siding with a covered loading ramp. “Rail is an ecological and economical alternative for forwarding certain types of goods over long distances. We link rail directly to pre-carriage and onward carriage by truck and our warehouse concepts without intermediate transport,” said Elmar Wieland, Chairman of the Management Board of Schenker & Co AG, Vienna, responsible for Southeast Europe, highlighting the wealth of possibilities. All variants are possible in Salzburg, from single car transports and combined transports to block trains.
The terminal also has the technology to load paper rolls. Salzburg serves as a competence center for pulp and paper for DB Schenker in Austria and has decades of experience in product area. Freight with a unit weight up to 7.5 metric tons can be transshipped to rail in other product areas as well.
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