In addition to a gigantic platform for goods processing equipped with 140 loading docks for trucks, there will also be a rail terminal and a terminal for the transport of vehicles and containers to the UK. According to the initiators, this massive project will provide several hundred direct and indirect jobs.
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EUR 35-million train terminal to arrive at North Sea Port
With the new terminal, Transuniverse Forwarding expects to double its traffic within 5 years. “We have seen constant growth over the past four years,” says Frank Adins, founder and CEO of the Transuniverse Forwarding freight forwarding company. “Our warehouses in Wondelgem are full and we cannot expand there. That's why we're building a new warehouse at Kluizendok in Ghent, where we'll have 10 hectares at our disposal.”
Transuniverse Forwarding will also build a rail terminal at the same location. A ro-ro (roll-on-roll-off) terminal is also planned for construction in a later phase. The terminals require an investment of at least EUR 35 million. The new warehouse is about 20,000 square meters in size and should be ready by the end of 2021, and the train terminal by the end of 2020.
Transuniverse is putting a lot of effort into the railways. Adins: “Traffic jams are not going to disappear, but seek to get as many trucks off the road as possible. That’s why we’re investing in this rail terminal together with Ekol Logistics. We have been working with Ekol, which boasts more than 4,000 trucks and 7,000 employees, for a long time. The firm is also involved in rail transport, and together we want to connect our Ghent terminal with the south of France and Eastern and Central Europe via a rail link.”