Combined transport terminal inaugurated at Ostrava Airport, to help transfer cargo from road to rail
The transshipment facility can handle up to twelve train sets per day. Its three tracks are 730 meters long.
A combined transport terminal officially commenced operation at Ostrava Airport. Its proximity to Polish and Slovak borders should facilitate regional development. It will connect to ports in northern and western Europe and the Adriatic Sea. The terminal will help shift cargo from road to rail.
The construction of the terminal was headed by Conces, the cost amounted to CZK 800 million. Four companies partnered to operate the terminal: Innofreight Czech Republic, Medlog Czech Republic, Budamar Logistics, and ČD Cargo Logistics. The new terminal is capable of handling ISO sea containers, demountable bodies, and LKW trailers.
The terminal is located within the Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park. The multimodal park covers an area of 52 hectares and includes over 234,000 sqm of warehouse, production, and office space. The developer is currently about halfway through its construction. Four halls are standing and five have building permits. Together with the Moravian-Silesian Region and the City of Ostrava, the developer is looking to attract a strategic investor to occupy a development area of 55 hectares. This will be the third stage of construction. The developer expects to find an investor within months.
The first train arrived at the newly built intermodal terminal on August 14. Thirty-two semi-trailers from the Interporto d’Abruzzo terminal near Pescara, Italy, arrived on sixteen wagons belonging to Arcese Trasporti. The transshipment facility can handle up to twelve train sets per day. Its three tracks are 730 meters long each, allowing to load 700-meter-long trains; this is the maximum permitted length in the Czech Republic. Gantry cranes are yet to be built.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková