Container Terminal Enns to be expanded in 2018

New direct transport operation to Greece and digitised processes delivering better efficiency and quality

Container Terminal Enns to be expanded in 2018

Since April, shipping customers have been able to take advantage of a direct rail connection to Greece with the Cosco shipping company via the Container Terminal Enns (CTE) in Austria. Up to three trains a week depart Enns, heading to Piraeus via Slovakia, Serbia and Romania. “This is a significant expansion of our services to south-eastern Europe and makes our terminal more attractive,” says CTE’s Managing Director Michael Heinemann.

DB Cargo and Kaindl Invest KG, working in partnership with Ennshafen, have been operating the terminal since 1 April 2015. For DB Cargo, CTE has become an important node in the rail freight company’s network. In the 2016 business year more than 300,000 TEU were transhipped in around 210,000 handlings. The terminal’s new services and digitised operating procedures are also attracting new customers and bigger volumes.

As a result of this impressive performance, the Austrian transport ministry is making available development funds to further expand CTE. The considerable support provided by the agency underlines the significance of Terminal Enns in the central area of Upper Austria. Further development of the terminal is planned in 2018, according to a press release by DB Cargo.

New digitised processes delivering better efficiency and quality are also on the way. With the FASTLANE pilot project, the operators are introducing paperless HGV and rail dispatching at Container Terminal Enns. With “Digitrans”, CTE is the project partner for the automation of operating processes at the terminal. Working together with other partners, various automation options for the equipment in the terminal are being developed and tested.