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Tibbett opens second road-rail terminal

[ December 9, 2011   //   ]

The British Ambassador to Romania Martin Harris officially opened Tibbett Logistics’ second intermodal terminal in Bucharest. The opening ceremony at Europolis Park in early December was attended by 200 guests from multinational manufacturers, retailers, forwarders and shippers, along with other local dignitaries.

Ambassador Harris commented: “When I arrived in Romania in 2010 one of my first trips was to Constanta, which is one of the largest ports in Europe. I found it extraordinary that many companies in Romania preferred to be supplied from Rotterdam, two thousand kilometres away by truck. One year later, that is changing. The upgrade to the railway line, and the new intermodal terminal in Bucharest, make Constanta an increasingly attractive option.”

As well as block trains operated by Tibbett Logistics itself between Constanta and Bucharest, the terminal is open to all end-users and operators, and will handle trains to/from the EU, Turkey and western Romania.  Early 2012 will see the arrival of the first trains with car-transporter wagons.
The first fully loaded train entered the terminal to the accompaniment of fireworks and ELO’s Mr Blue Sky upon which the rain that had been falling continuously for the previous 12 hours suddenly stopped.