Vilnius Public Logistics Centre
About the project
The essence of intermodal (multiple modes) transportation is to transport freight from the beginning to end of the route in one unit of cargo, but to combine at least two types of transportation for that purpose: railways, inland waterways, sea, air and roadways. Using such means, it is not necessary to handle cargo individually. Packed in containers and loaded from one vehicle or mode to another in a terminal, cargo is moved to its final destination.
Globalization requires longer and longer routes for the transportation of goods, and that demands new solutions related to the more effective use of various modes of transport. Seeking to attain a suitable level of integration of Lithuania into the European Union's transportation network, the preconditions for the smooth interoperation of various modes of transportation are being created. For this purpose, the project "Design and construction of an intermodal terminal at the Vilnius Public Logistics Centre" will be completed by the end of 2014. The project is being carried out by Lithuanian Railways (AB "Lietuvos geležinkeliai"), making use of support from the EU Cohesion Fund. This project also works to achieve one of the most important goals of the EU and Lithuania: to reduce roadway usage and transfer a large part of the burden of cargo transportation to railways.
Vision and purpose
Lithuania is the strongest logistics centre in the Baltics and Eastern European region.
It is the main centre of transit and cargo transportation between East and West.
• Integration of modes of transportation will permit greater cargo mobility and more effective use of vehicles, improve the quality of cargo transportation and customs services, reduce expenses for cargo transportation, and allow enhanced cooperation among companies operating in varied types of business.
• Connection with international networks: Vilnius Intermodal Terminal and Vilnius Public Logistics Centre operations will increase the competitiveness of Lithuania's transportation and logistics system in the international market.
• More flexible, efficient business processes, reducing air pollution, accidents, and noise.
• Stage I (2014) – inland intermodal container terminal with all necessary infrastructure is built in area of 9 hectares in Vilnius city, near to Vaidotai railway station. Companies generating cargo flow are being established in the territory..
• Stage II – An area of 104 hectares of the Public Logistics Centre (PLC) is developed up to the southern Vilnius ring road.
• Stage III– An area of 300 hectares of the Public Logistics Centre (PLC) is developed beyond (below) the Vilnius ring road.
Vaidotai was selected due to two factors: the railway lines passing by in close proximity (the Vaidotai railway cargo transit station is the largest in Lithuania) and the southern Vilnius ring road that is planned to be built close by. It will be possible to move rail cargo quickly and conveniently from the port of Klaipėda to Vilnius, Belarus and destinations further to the east.
• container warehousing
• container loading
• container unloading
• customs services.
• plots of land are leased for a period of 99 years
• plots of land are to be occupied with the buildings necessary in order to carry out transport and logistics operations within a period of three years without any opportunity to sub-let the plots of land at a higher price (except for adding inflation calculated from the beginning of the lease transaction);
• each client is offered a levelled plot of land with all necessary engineering infrastructure (water supply, sewage system, electricity, natural gas), installed up to the border of the plot of land;
• the fee for sub-rental of the plot of land must be paid immediately for the entire period of the rental.
Updated on 2015-02-26