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19 August 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:51 GMT+2



July 24, 2019

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The Turk Ekol Logistics and the Belgian Transuniverse Forwarding will realize a new intermodal terminal in the port of Ghent

It will rise on 40 hectares in the area of Kluizendok

The logistic group Turkish Ekol Logistics and the Belgian society of groupage Transuniverse Forwarding will realize a new intermodal terminal in the new area of Kluizendok of the port of Ghent. The hub will be developed on 40 hectares, of which ten classified ones to an intermodal platform, 20 to a railway terminal and ten hectares to a terminal ro-ro, this last one dedicated mainly to the container and the destined semitowings to the United Kingdom, traffic flow that is previewed will intensify after the Brexit because of the great congestion that will happen in the ports on the English Channel.

The project officially is started with the signature of an agreement between Transuniverse Forwarding, Ekol Logistics and the North Sea Port, the society been born from the fusion of the Harbour Authority of Ghent with Zeeland Seaports, the company that managed the Dutch ports of Vlissingen and Terneuzen(on 12 December 2017). In occasion of the subscription of the understanding president of Transuniverse Forwarding, Frank Adins, has announced that the management of the terminal ro-ro will be entrusted to third party and that to such purpose they are already in course negotiations.

Currently Transuniverse Forwarding enlivens about 100 intermodal trucks and container to the week through the port of Ghent and with the new intermodal center previews to double this volume of traffic within five years. From part its Turk Ekol Logistics previews to realize 20 trains to the week through the new terminal of Ghent.

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Vincenzo Miele



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