A new container terminal began operating in Zaporozhye, which connected the industrial center of Ukraine with the three largest ports of Odessa and made it possible to speed up logistics on this route by 3-4 times. The new hub was launched by United Global Logistics, the largest multimodal transport operator.
Terminal services and capabilities
The container hub " Terminal Zaporizhzhia " covers an area of 60 thousand square meters meters and can simultaneously accommodate 1400 TEU (equivalent to a 20 'container).
Terminal processing capacity:
- railway front - 150 containers per day;
- automobile front - 250 containers per day;
- availability of container vehicles carrying out regional transportation of containers and cargo.
Covered storage areas are about 2000 square meters.
Hub infrastructure includes:
- railway front with a length of 900 m, allowing to receive 42 railway platforms, that is, a container train;
- convenient access roads for road freight transport;
- own rolling stock;
- customs complex, including a customs office and a hangar for the inspection of containers;
- open bonded warehouse with a capacity of 500 TEU;
- storage areas for storage of containers, general and bulk cargo.
In the near future - arrangement of a warehouse with conditions for storing refrigerated containers.
Specialized handling equipment with a lifting capacity from 1.5 to 45 tons, including forklift trucks, stackers and RTGs, as well as a conveyor loader designed for loading bulk and bulk cargo into containers. The above-mentioned transshipment equipment allows handling the entire range of cargo flows transshipped at the "Terminal Zaporozhye".
The service that United Global Logistics offers to clients is a full range of freight forwarding services, customs clearance of goods, chartering of ships and services for storage of goods in a warehouse. The terminal operates around the clock, seven days a week.
The main advantage of the terminal is the speed of delivery of goods to final recipients. The standard travel time for a group and a single train from Zaporozhye to Odessa is at least 5-7 days (in some cases - up to ten), while a container train, the route of which connects the terminal with the main ports of Big Odessa (TIS, Container Terminal Odessa "," Brooklyn-Kiev Port ") and" Black Sea Fishing Port ", takes no more than 30 hours.
In addition, United Global Logistics delivers large-tonnage containers to the ports of Greater Odessa, which allows them to be loaded to their maximum carrying capacity and avoid fines on the roads for overloading, as is the case with the delivery of containers by road.
The advantage of this delivery method is also in a good environmental component: instead of hundreds of trucks, a railway train runs. Such delivery significantly reduces the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, does not overload the roads and excludes the likelihood of an accident on public roads. At the same time, containers arriving at ports by rail have a number of additional advantages in relation to road transport, namely: a higher rate of supply of rolling stock to the processing fronts, a greater intensity of cargo operations, as well as the absence of additional charges (before entering the port ) and sometimes a long wait for permission to enter (time-slotting, busy port roads, etc.).
As for transportation by road, the terminal is connected with the highways of international importance M18, M14 and M04.
Experience of transportation, current and promising directions
The company's container trains run from the Zaporozhye terminal since October 2020. During this time, we accepted, shipped and transported the following cargoes: meal, oil, ferroalloys, pipes, rolled metal, kaolin, margarine, resins and silicates, refractories.
In addition to the ports of Greater Odessa, United Global Logistics is actively developing the delivery of goods to Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, - by mixed modes of transport (road, rail, sea).
The company carried out the dispatch of goods in the western direction - to the point Mostitskaya-Chop with further transportation along the internal railways of the European Union.
The throughput capacity of Terminal Zaporozhye at the first stage of development is 10 thousand TEU per year with a systematic increase to 30-40 thousand TEU per year.
About the company
The main principle and strength of United Global Logistics is the synergy of the benefits of sea transportation with its own railway transport. This combination allows opera