Hupac buys stake in trimodal terminal WienCont

Hupac has aquired a stake in WienCont, the trimodal terminal in Vienna. It bought a 4.16 per cent share in the Port of Vienna subsidiary. According to the intermodal operator, the terminal is an important hub to serve Southeast Europe and Turkey.

As a trimodal terminal, WienCont handles the majority of all containers in Austria. Around 50 trains per week run between Vienna and Budapest (Hungary), Duisburg (Germany), Rotterdam and Geleen, (the Netherlands), Halkali (Turkey), Ludwigshafen (Germany), Ploieşt (Romania)i and Busto Arsizio (Italy).

The green shift

“We are proud to have an international partner at our side. Together, we can jointly and continuously expand the Vienna Freudenau location”, said Doris Pulker-Rohrhofer, technical director of the Port of Vienna.

“This participation is an important step in the expansion of the intermodal network, which will bring more traffic to the railways in the future and increase intermodal traffic volumes. Terminals are door openers for a shift to rail and support the green spirit”, emphasises Michail Stahlhut, CEO of Hupac.

“WienCont is on a growth axis that fits perfectly into our development in the direction of Southeast Europe. Great that we are here now to develop this location together.”

The owners of WienCont

The owners of WienCont are now Hafen Wien GmbH with 91.68 per cent, CN Logistics and Service Group GmbH with 4.16 per cent and Hupac AG with 4.16 per cent. The terminal of Wiencont is located in the heart of the city and situated on three TEN-T corridors. It serves three modes of transport: ship, rail and truck, and therefore acts as a powerful interchange for international trade and transport routes.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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