Independent journal on economy and transport policy
CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE STUDI CONTAINERS
ANNO XXXVIII - Numero OTTOBRE 2020
TRIESTE CONNECTS NORTH AND SOUTH
"The northern Italian port of Trieste is cooperating
with a German enterprise to open a terminal that will serve a
maritime / railway system."
The entity Trieste Logistics Platform (TLP) has welcomed a new
investor on board, namely the terminal ope-rator Hamburger Hafen und
Logistik AG (HHLA). The northern German enterpri-se has entered into
an agreement with the TLP entities ICOP and with Fran-cesco Parisi
for a stake in TLP's capital. The funds will be used to create a
terminal in Trieste serving maritime / railway systems in Central
and Eastern European countries. Its goal is to augment the logistics
and maritime port networks in southern as well as northern Europe.
HHLA will increase its capital at the end of this year and then
become the TLP's largest shareholder.
Zeno D'Agostino, the president of the Port Network Authority of
the Eastern Adriatic Sea, declared that his entity is not actively
involved in the venture, but that it will monitor all of the
subse-quent authorisation and execution processes arising.
Parisi pointed out that "HHLA's stake in the faci-lity has
greatly fortified the TLP's growth prospects, as well as those of
the entire port of Trieste. Our development strategy of looking to
Central and Eastern Europe also fits with HHLA's overall
A terminal on a 28 ha compound
The terminal is located in the zone of the free port of Trieste,
and it covers a total area of approximately 28 ha. The northern part
of the compound will be dedicated primarily to breakbulk tran-sport
activities as well as to logistics services.
The heart of the terminal is coming up in the south. The new
area on a dock with a draught for deepsea ships will commence
operations in Q1 / 2021. It has been designed to handle contai-ners
and ro-ro activities. The TLP terminal's capacity will then stand at
approximately 300,000 teu, 90,000 ro-ro units and 700,000 t of
breakbulk goods. On top of this there is an option to further
enlarge the facility's capacity significantly.
The TLP terminal has its own dedicated rail spur too. Over and
above this, HHLA's railway subsidiary Metrans already con-nects the
port of Trieste to its European intermodal network. In the opinion
of all of the parties involved the strategically well-located site
of the port of Trieste in the northern Adriatic Sea offers
especially good development oppor-tunities in the ga-teway's
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