TransContainer, Russian Railways and Sverdlovsk Region Approved Roadmap for Ekaterinburg Transport and Logistics Center Construction
PJSC TransContainer (part of Delo Group), JSC Russian Railways and administration of Sverdlovsk Region have approved roadmap for investment project of Ekaterinburg Transport and Logistics Center (TLC) construction at Sedelnikovo station.
Andrey Krivoshapkin, Director of Uralsky Branch of PJSC TransContainer, Ivan Kolesnikov, Head of Sverdlovskaya Railway – branch of JSC RZD, and Evgeny Kuivashev, Governor of the Region, signed the respective document within the framework of International Exhibition Innoprom-2023.
The signed roadmap provides for updating the criteria for preparing a feasibility study for the TLC project, determining the necessary state support measures, as well as the list of co-investors and partners. By the middle of 2024, the parties plan to start the design and survey works, and by 2026 - the construction and installation works. The document also envisages the construction of a highway from the Ekaterinburg ring road to Bolshoye Sedelnikovo station by 2026 and its further extension with an access to the M5 Ural highway by 2028.
The Ekaterinburg TLC investment project is one of the strategic projects for TransContainer. Its development was pre-conditioned by reaching the maximum capacity of the existing terminal at Ekaterinburg-Tovarny station. In 2022, it handled 172.5 thousand TEUs, which is close to the maximum handling capacity of 200 thousand TEUs per year. At 1st phase it is planned to build a new terminal with a capacity of 158 thousand TEUs per year as part of the TLC, the estimated cost of the corresponding work exceeds RUB 3.4 bln. At the same time, the land plot will ensure a reserve for the terminal's processing capacity development up to 300,000 TEUs per year.
Ekaterinburg is a major container hub. The current volume of terminals capacity in the region is about 300 thousand TEUs per year with the prospect of growth to at least 500 thousand TEUs per year. Building of the TLC at Sedelnikovo station will allow TransContainer to maintain the growth of transportation volume and market share for the period until 2030, and considering the development reserve - until 2040. Moreover, the new terminal will make it possible to move cargo and sorting operations outside Ekaterinburg, which will benefit the city’s environment.