On 16th of September 2015 the new intermodal terminal of CLIP Group was officially opened in Swarzedz. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the third anniversary of the existence of Rotterdam – Swarzedz intermodal railway connection. The new terminal covers 10 hectars and has an annual handling capacity of 250.000 TEU. Up to 4.500 TEU can be stored at the terminal. The cost of this state of the art investment totalled 100 million PLN. The European Union is co-financing the new CLIP Intermodal Terminal under implementation of the provisions of the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Program, Priority VII, Activity 7.4. – Development of Intermodal Transport
The participants of the official opening were: Wojciech Staniszewski – CLIP Group Chairman, Frank Schuhholz – Managing Director ERS Railways, Paul P.J. Bekkers – Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dr Jan Borkowski – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Guusje Korthals-Altes – Head Economic Department in the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands, Jens Ocksen – Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Poznan Sp. zo.o., Dr. Jörg Mosolf – Executive Partner and Chief Executive Officer Horst Mosolf GmbH & Co. KG, Gerald Binz Managing Shareholder – Chairman of the Management Board BLG Logistics, Radoslaw Stepien – Vice President of the BGK, representatives of the Ministry of Infrastucture and construction, representatives of the The Centre for EU Transport Projects, Wojciech Jankowiak – Deputy Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, Piotr Florek – Province Governor of the Wielkopolska Region, Waldemar Witkowski – Councillor, President of the Economy Comission in the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region in Poznan, Jan Grabkowski – Starosta of the Poznan Poviat, Marian Szkudlarek – Mayor of Swarzedz, Barbara Czachura – Head of the City Council in Swarzedz and representatives of partner companies.
Undoubtedly the biggest asset of the CLIP Intermodal Terminal is its localization. Its attractiveness is built up by the excellent localization adjacent to one of the most important transport corridors – the E20 line, which forms and integral part of the TEN T corridor North Sea – Baltic (formerly called Corridor 8) connecting Rotterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Warsaw with the Baltic states and connects further East with transport corridors towards Moscow and further to China and other Asian countries. It is also close to the S5 national road and A2 Berlin – Warsaw motorway.