LTG: 30 million euros to expand the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal
LTG, the state-owned railway company of Lithuania is planning to expand the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal (KIT), located roughly fifteen kilometers from Kaunas. The Lithuanian Ministry of Transport has allocated over 30 million euros to LTG Infra for the development of the terminal. The project aims at tripling its volume capacity.
“The uniqueness of the terminals operating in Palemone is the connection with the West and the possibility of transporting goods on a broad gauge to the port of Klaipėda, Vilnius, and other important logistics centers,” said Ramunas Doksas, Head of Terminal Management and Development at LTG Infra. Doksas also pointed out that Rail Baltica’s European track has opened up new opportunities for LTG Cargo, especially in Vilnius and Panevezys.
More specifics on the terminal expansion
During its expansion, the terminal is planning to purchase a container loader and a terminal tractor. Six thousand square meters of the terminal surface will be also reconstructed, making room for a parking lot for semi-trailers with almost 50 spaces. The total cost of this investment will be about 3.3 million euros.
LTG Cargo is planning the creation of infrastructure suitable for the transportation of military equipment as well. For this project, more than 26 million euros were allocated, half of which will be financed by the state and half by the European infrastructure networking facility.
The Kaunas Intermodal Terminal
Opened in 2015, the terminal has been connected to the European rail network since 2021. With this new project, the terminal will be working 24/7. Since April, the terminal offers three weekly roundtrips to Duisburg, Germany.
A new rail freight service with two weekly rotations will be launched between the terminal and two destinations in Northern Italy via Duisburg. The port of Trieste will be one of the two destinations, more specifically for cargo that needs to be shipped further away. Cargo with the North of Italy as the final destination will be transported to the Cervignano Intermodal Terminal, less than 60 kilometres from Trieste.