W&H plans GVZ in Vilnius (Lithuania)

In Vaidotai in the south-west of the Lithuanian ca­pi­tal Vilnius, a freight trans­port cen­ter is to be built on 460 ha. For this pur­po­se, the Lithuanian Railway com­mis­sio­ned a con­sor­ti­um of Ernst & Young Baltic Vilnius, W&H WAGENER & HERBST Management Consultants GmbH Potsdam and IPG Infrastruktur und Projektentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH Potsdam to car­ry out a fea­si­bi­li­ty stu­dy. Project start was in December 2008, trans­fer of the fea­si­bi­li­ty stu­dy is plan­ned for September 2009.

The Vilnius PLC is ide­al­ly si­tua­ted on the Klaipeda-Vilnius-Minsk-Kiev main rail­way li­ne and the fu­ture ex­press­way ring of Vilnius. At the be­gin­ning of 2008 the Vilnius PLC was clas­si­fied by the Lithuanian Government as a pro­ject of na­tio­nal im­por­t­ance. A to­tal of LTL 84 mil­li­on (equi­va­lent to EUR 24 mil­li­on) will be ear­mar­ked for the plan­ning and de­ve­lo­p­ment work of the EU Cohesion Fund, 85% of the to­tal eli­gi­ble expenditure.

Since the ear­ly 1990s WAGENER & HERBST Management Consultants GmbH has be­en ad­vi­sing in Lithuania and has al­rea­dy plan­ned several lo­gistics are­as for pri­va­te in­ves­tors in Russia. “The Lithuanian go­vernment has clear­ly re­co­gni­zed the ad­van­ta­ges of freight trans­port cen­ters, which are de­ve­lo­ped by the pu­blic sec­tor. The re­gio­nal­ly con­cen­tra­ted pro­vi­si­on of lo­gistics are­as with an in­ter­mo­dal ter­mi­nal and con­nec­tion to at least two mo­des of trans­port en­su­res the ne­cessa­ry bund­ling in com­bi­ned trans­port and at­tracts pri­va­te in­ves­tors at­trac­ti­ve are­as “W & H pro­ject ma­na­ger Wulfram Overmann says:” The area of­fers ide­al pre­re­qui­si­tes for an GVZ. Particularly geo­gra­phi­cal lo­ca­ti­on, ex­cel­lent con­nec­tions, but al­so the fact that 85% of the land is al­rea­dy sta­te are clear­ly po­si­ti­ve factors. ”

W&H plans GVZ in Vilnius (Lithuania)
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