Swiss combined transport operator Hupac opens a new transshipment terminal in Brwinow near Warsaw. The facility supports a sustainable exchange of goods in Central and Eastern Europe and contributes to the further development of combined transport. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to the operator’s website.

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The HTB Hupac Brwinów terminal is located in a logistics area about 25 km southwest of Warsaw. A facility with a capacity of 12 train pairs per day in Phase 2 can move up to 180,000 containers per year from road to rail. This prevents 10 km of traffic jams every day and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 250,000 tons per year.

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The terminal is an important condition for the further development of the European intermodal network. Companies wishing to switch to environmentally friendly combined transport can count on Hupac’s sufficient capacity and proven quality in the Warsaw economic region. Investment costs amounted to 37 million euros.

Hupac launched the terminal project in 2017 and initially included road and rail access. After a break due to the pandemic, construction work was resumed in March 2021 and completed at the end of August 2022. The facility covers an area of ​​140,000 m2 and includes a registration area, a 42,000 m2 transshipment area, office space and technical  buildings. In addition, there is another plot of land with an area of ​​160,000 m2 for future development.

About 40% of the territory will be planted with trees, shrubs and lawn. “In this way, we reduce soil compaction and protect nature and the environment,” explains Dario Arcotti, CTO of Hupac Ltd. The entire processing area of ​​the terminal is equipped with underground storage tanks and a separate wastewater system to prevent possible contamination of groundwater.

The facility is owned and operated by the Polish company Hupac Terminal Brwinów Sp. o.o. The commissioning will take place in autumn 2022. At the initial stage, the terminal will work in two shifts. “We are ready to take on the challenge and want to offer our customers real added value with numerous value-added services,” says Diana Batko, Managing Director of the Hupac subsidiary in Poland. In addition to smooth transshipment, these include customs services, container loading stations and unit weighing.

The terminal is accessible to all railway companies in accordance with current EU legislation. Once the terminal is up and running in autumn 2022, Hupac will gradually transition existing connections to the new facility.

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