The grant amounts to EUR 11.9 million and represents 49.98% of the eligible costs of the project. An agreement to this effect has been signed by PKP Terminale in 2022 and the local government of the Łódzkie Voivodeship, which will receive EU funds from the Regional Operational Programme.
As the subsidy for the construction of the multimodal terminal in Zduńska Wola - Karsznice falls within the scope of state aid, the agreement had to be approved by the European Commission.
Dariusz Seliga, President of PKP CARGO S.A., points out that the Zduńska Wola terminal is of great importance for the entire PKP CARGO Group, as it is a very important element in strengthening its competitive position on the logistics market:
"Customers have been waiting for such a terminal as it is located in the centre of Poland at the crossroads of the most important trade routes. The terminal has excellent connections with Polish ports, it can also receive cargo shipped to and from ports in other countries in the Tricity region and handle intermodal cargo on the New Silk Road," says Dariusz Szeliga.
The PKP CARGO logistics centre in Zduńska Wola - Karsznice is the most modern of the terminals, occupying an area of almost 13 hectares, with a storage yard of over 33,000 square metres. The target transshipment capacity of the terminal is estimated at 500,000 multimodal units per year.
The terminal is equipped with intelligent systems to optimise logistics operations, including an automatic system for container identification, detection of potential damage and allocation of slots for trains and trucks. The facility will provide a comprehensive logistics service for container connections on the New Silk Road between China and Europe, as well as from the Baltic ports in the south of our country and the entire Central European region.