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Civitta is evaluating technological and spatial requirements of the Rail Baltic Muuga multimodal cargo terminal2017-01-24
Civitta Estonia in partnership with DB Engineering & Consulting started working on the technological and spatial needs analysis of the Rail Baltic Muuga multimodal cargo terminal. Anticipated deadline for completion of the works is in September 2017.
The cost-benefit analysis should identify the two most cost-effective and realistic solutions for a multi-modal cargo terminal in Muuga, evaluating its technological capabilities and functionality, based on the flow of goods and the long-term analysis of the Rail Baltic until the year of 2055.
„Since the multimodal cargo terminal in Muuga port is the starting and ending point of Rail Baltic on mainland, it is very important to ensure smooth handling of goods from ships to trains and vice versa on a moderate cost“, said Indrek Orav, the CEO of Rail Baltic Estonia explaining the importance of Muuga cargo terminal in the Rail Baltic project.
The Muuga Port and Rail Baltic railway both belong to the TEN-T network connecting the whole of Europe. Indrek Orav pointed out that the planned multimodal cargo terminal will give a newdrive to the Estonian economy, creating new opportunities for port expansion, servicing new product lines to serve and give an important impulse for Estonia in the form of new investments.
“Muuga terminal is the most important cargo terminal of Rail Baltic, which will, in addition to the goods moving in the east-west direction attract new quantities in the north-south direction, creating entirely new opportunities for economic growth in this region. Civitta and Deutsche Bahn have the great honor to support these changes,” said partner and senior consultant of Civitta Eesti AS, Meelis Niinepuu.
“The cost-benefit analysis is just one example of the Rail Baltic project conducted activities. With the Muuga cargo terminal analysis we focus on linking the Rail Baltic with existing infrastructure of Harju County in form of rail and road network. The resulting cargo terminal has to consider the needs of Estonian producers, terminals and logistics and create opportunities for the future”, Orav explained.
The Muuga cargo terminal cost-benefit analysis will be carried out in four phases:
Phase I: Analysis of existing situation and demand forecasts of trade flows
Phase II: Analysis of multimodal cargo terminal spatial and technical needs
Phase III: Creating and evaluating the two alternative scenarios
Phase IV: Action Plan and draft project for R & D activities
More information: Meelis Niinepuu, firstname.lastname@example.org