Newly launched project to optimise transport routes
By Sergey Ivanovsky
The transport-logistical centre is situated along one of Belarus’ major roads: from Minsk to Grodno and on to the Polish border. It connects the EU and the CIS. Moreover, a second ring road (soon to be launched round Minsk) will pass nearby. The centre’s convenient geographical location will help re-distribute traffic beyond the Belarusian capital. This should benefit the environment and alleviate traffic delays while optimising routes for large-haul trucks passing through Belarus.
The project is being realised as part of a programme to develop Belarus’ logistical system (running until 2015). The General Director of Belintertrans, Vyacheslav Dovnar, explains that a temporary storage warehouse is being used, covering 3,011sq.m, with four zones: shelf storage, floor storage for out-sized cargo, and rooms for customs clearance, and the acceptance, issuing and checking of cargo.
The neighbouring customs control zone allows parking of 65 transport vehicles simultaneously and the warehouse could expand its storage facilities to 10,000 sq.m (using facilities operating in Rakov). Over 300 trucks can be stored simultaneously.
The second and third parts of the complex are to be constructed and launched soon, with over 50 companies showing interest in Rakov’s warehouse. Among them are Shenker AG, Rhnus AG, ICT, Kuehne & Nagel, Hellmann, Wim Bosman, Dachser, BTG, STS Logistics, and Schliz-and schon.