Intermodal terminal opens in Valuepark Terneuzen
Bertschi AG opens rail terminal
Bertschi AG will be using the terminal for the transport in and out of both raw materials and end products for Dow Terneuzen and other regional customers. For the time being, this will involve one train a day to and from Ludwigshafen, one of the main rail freight hubs in Europe. From there daily intermodal connections are available to Italy, East Germany, Poland, Russia and southeast Europe. Other parties will also use the terminal, so that it forms an important, sustainable addition to the transport possibilities.
During his speech, member of the Provincial Executive Poppelaars stressed the fact that Valuepark Terneuzen was a true example of how economic development and sustainable business can go hand in hand.
Valuepark Terneuzen is a joint venture between Dow Benelux and Zeeland Seaports. The aim of the business park is to achieve synergy between the chemical industry in Terneuzen and the related logistic services. This leads to the more effective deployment of services and resources, so that substantial savings can be made in terms of time and money but also that less damage is done to the environment.
Bertschi is European market leader in intermodal transport of chemicals. It operates 42 subsidiaries in 22 European countries, such as Germany, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Poland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Russia. In the Benelux-area Bertschi has next to Terneuzen already well-established subsidiaries at Antwerp, Moerdijk, Delfzijl and Rotterdam. The company employs 1'650 people and offers its customers integrated containerbased logistics concepts with a tank and silo container fleet of over 13'000 units, a truck fleet of 1'150 units and 12 company-owned container terminals across Europe. You can find more information about Bertschi AG under www.bertschi.com.