TRIESTE – Construction of the new Metrans intermodal terminal in Zalaegerszeg has started.
As announced in February 2021, Metrans is expanding the network of its terminals by building another hub in Hungary. The new 40 million euro investment is situated in the western part of the country, near Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. It is on routes to the Adriatic ports of Trieste, Koper and Rijeka, strategically situated to meet the growing demand of transloading and distribution of containers arriving at North Adriatic ports.
Regular train connections will be provided to the rest of Europe, mainly serving the south and south-eastern Europe and the Adriatic corridor.
The first section of the facility shall go into operation during the year 2023.
According to experts, the Adriatic corridor will become a priority trade route, and Zalaegerszeg will play a key role in this, Metrans had explained in a note.
The terminal area will be around 150.000 square metres, and Zalaegerszeg hub will have daily rail connections to Hamburg, Bremerhaven and the whole Metrans network.
The owner of Metrans is Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA). This leading European logistics company has recently obtained a concession for the Piattaforma Logistica Trieste, its subsidiary in the Port of Trieste. The concession has a duration of 31 years (until 2052) and covers a total area of approximately 120.000 square metres.