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13/11/17 09:08

A wooden terminal in Croatia

ICTSI Croatia boosts intermodal service for exports

Growing wood exports in Croatia have triggered the use of innovative freight transport at the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) in the Port of Rijeka in Croatia with the recent launch of an intermodal service connecting AGCT via rail to one of the country’s largest wood producers.

The terminal owned by ICTSI International Container Terminal Services, Inc. partnered with Cedar and AGIT to facilitate the export of beech wood products from its production facility in Vrbovsko.

Cedar, a leading manufacturer and supplier of beech wood products, recently inaugurated an intermodal facility directly linking AGCT via rail. Freight solutions provider AGIT of HŽ Cargo Group transports the bulk of Cedar’s wood exports. From the Rijeka port, the products are exported to North Africa, Middle East, India and the Far East region via sea.

In 2012 Cedar acquired a 180,000 square meter old saw mill in the west Croatian town of Vrbovsko along transit lines halfway between Zagreb and Rijeka with good road and rail access. The facility has become one of the largest and most modern beech wood manufacturing facilities in Europe.

The Port of Rijeka has experienced an increase in container traffic due to the growing wood exports, with volume for the first eight months in 2017 exceeding the overall volume in 2016.