Work starts on one of the biggest complexes in the European network ’ Hub with excellent transport connections for the flow of goods

In Bergheim, near Salzburg, Austria, the biggest and most modern freight forwarding terminal in DB Schenker’s European land transport network is to be created. An investment volume of around 21 million euros is being put into a complex that will serve as a transport hub for the flow of goods in Europe. The first cut of the spade was made on 24 April.

On an overall area of some 80,000 square meters, a transshipment hall is being set up with an area of 10,000 square meters and 115 docking gates, together with a logistics hall measuring more than 4,000 square meters and a 3,400 square meter office building. The new complex will replace old sites in Salzburg, which had reached the limits of their capacity in view of the growth of volume in recent years. The new location has excellent transport connections by road and by rail, with a link to the local Salzburg railroad nearby and the possibility of a dedicated siding linked to the Salzburg-Oberndorf connection.

The new site is equipped with the most up to date infrastructure. So as to keep the noise level low, just 40 electrically operated floor conveyors will be used. The hall has an underground conveyor belt system with a capacity of on average 400 tons per hour, corresponding to around 680 pallets. This technology will improve standards of safety, while at the same time it is economical to operate. The system will incorporate the most modern safety facilities, including the electronically supported recording of pedestrians or vehicles entering or leaving the building.

The new location of Schenker & CO AG in Salzburg offers the complete product range ’ national and international land transport, air and ocean freight, warehousing and logistics and the handling of customs procedures. The range of services also includes the development and organization of alternative transport concepts. Rail transport plays an essential part here.