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M&M to start work on Minsk hub

[ November 16, 2017   //   ]

German-owned forwarder Militzer & Münch(M&M) is to start building work on an additional terminal in Belarus in north eastern Minsk, close to the city’s main orbital motorway.

The 2,000sq m facility will be used mainly for express cargo handling with  a small section available for long-term storage of pallets and handling of groupage cargo.

The decision follows the inaugural German-Belarusian Council of Entrepreneurs (GBCE) event in Minsk in June. M&M chief executive Dr Lothar Thoma, said: “We see great potential in Belarus both in the domestic economy, but also as a transit country between the Eurasian and the European Union. Germany is one of the most important trade partners of Belarus.”

EU sanctions against the country were lifted in 2016.

GBCE co-chairman Felix Zimmermann, predicted: “Belarus will turn into an important hub of the Silk Road Initiative between Asia and Europe, which makes the country a preferred location for industrial, commercial and logistics setups.”

M&M Belarus was established in 1992 and currently has about 400 employees at 14 locations. It handles groupage and full load transports as well as part load shipments with its own truck fleet, along with air and sea freight services, customs clearance, as well as hazardous goods and heavy lift transport. For Dr. Lothar Thoma one thing is clear: “By investing in the new logistics location, we set the course for further growth of our organization in Belarus.”

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