Port Ruse Launches Regular Block Train Route Bulgaria-Germany

Business | February 9, 2015, Monday // 15:53|  views

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Port Complex Ruse EAD will operate a regular block train line between Bulgaria and Germany, according to a media statement of Bulgaria’s Transport Ministry.

The pilot project envisages intermodal road-rail combined transport.

The block train has a capacity of 68 trailers and will make one round trip per week.

By end-2015, around 3000 trailers of cargo are to be processed.

The project is part of the efforts of Port Ruse to develop intermodal transport and introduce new methods of combined road-river cargo transport.

Since July 2014, a regular container line has been functioning between Bulgaria’s Ruse and Romania’s Curtici.

The containers are transported by water and rail.

Nearly 4 tonnes of cargo were transported along that route in the period July-December 2014.

In 2014 Port Complex Ruse EAD reported a profit of BGN 1.2 M and 670 000 tonnes of processed cargo.

The profit of Port Ruse doubled from 2013.

Port Complex Ruse EAD plans to invest BGN 1 M in port infrastructure rehabilitation and in purchasing new equipment and machinery.

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Tags: Port Ruse, intermodal transport terminal, Transport Ministry, cargo terminal


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