Representatives of the Katowice International Airport and the Euroterminal in Sławków signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday. This is part of the transportation node project enabling to merge different types of transport.
Both parties want to create a center where regular intermodal connections would be gathered in one place. The logistics terminal in Sławków is situated on the outskirts of the Katowice agglomeration whose location gives it access to the region’s main transport routes, both in terms of road and rail transport. Now, airport connections would also be added to the network and be a part of the center.
The main asset of the Euroterminal in Sławków is the location at the junction of the Western section of broad-gauge (1,520 mm) railway line and European standard-gauge (1,435 mm) railway line, what enables the development of containers transport between the Far East/Asia (including South Korea, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, among others) and Western Europe (Rotterdam, Antwerp).
The Euroterminal is also located at the intersection of Pan-European Transport Corridors, connecting the East with the West (the Pan-European Transport Corridor III) and the North with the South (the Pan-European Transport Corridor VI) of Europe.
The agreement also fits into expansion plans of the airport, which is going to build a new cargo terminal by the end of 2015. The infrastructure would be located in the Eastern part of the airport covering 9 700 sq. meters with an estimated budget amounting to approximately PLN 40 million. Administrative procedures to choose a prime contractor of construction works are to be issued in the first half of 2014.