New DB Schenker Terminal in Sofia starts operation
Berlin/Essen/Sofia - The new DB Schenker logistics terminal near the Bulgarian capital of Sofia is now fully starting operation. As one of the most modern freight hubs in the country, the logistics center interconnects successfully rail and road traffic, with two private sidings. The ten-million euros terminal is situated in Bozhuriste, close to the international road link between Sofia and Belgrade, 20 minutes from the center of the capital.
It has 3,000 square meters logistics area with ten meters height, 2,000 square meters cross-docking hall, both having 30 loading bays with hydraulic ramps. The buildings are equipped with state-of-the-art security technology and fire safety systems. An office complex covering roughly 3,500 square meters is built next to the center.
The terminal has two private sidings with a total length of approximately 220 meters. A ramp will enable five four-axle cars to be processed simultaneously. Up to six cars can be loaded and unloaded on the other track. “In our region, we are relying increasingly on railports - terminals where we can implement intermodal solutions that are profitable for our customers,” stressed Elmar Wieland, Chairman of the Board of Management, Schenker & Co AG, Vienna, also responsible for the activities in Southeast Europe.
“Our Sofia site will open up new business opportunities thanks to its location and equipment,” said Helmut Schweighofer, Managing Director of Schenker EOOD. Already some new clients are benefiting from the state of the art-infrastructure in Sofia, among them the company Viessman in contract logistics business and national distribution as well as L’Oréal for imports from abroad with national distribution in Bulgaria.
Opportunities will be opened up both for national distribution within Bulgaria and for international transportation solutions to and from Bulgaria. The new terminal is fully integrated into DB Schenker’s European and global network.
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