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Rail Baltica logistics centre construction tender terminated prematurely

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RURailway project Rail Baltica implementer in Latvia SIA Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas has terminated the tender for the construction project of a logistics terminal in Salaspils, as confirmed by the company’s representative Vita Voronkova.

She explains that the Procurement Committee, which includes experts from Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas, Baltic States’ joint stock company RB Rail and Transport Ministry, decided to terminate the tender because not a single application that met the tender’s specifications and requirements was received. The procurement commission plans to continue improving requirements detailed in documents of the tender.

When asked what exactly is planned to be changed, Voronkova said requirements for experts will be reviewed first.

The date for the next tender could be announced within the next two months.

The multi-modal logistics centre in Salaspils or Rail Baltica freight-processing terminal is planned to become the main logistics centre in Baltic States. It is planned that this centre will process freights from two railway systems and land vehicles. Rail Baltica freight-processing terminal will perform operations with trains and assemble their rolling stock, as well as process trains carrying trucks or semi-trailers, ensuring services for land carriers, too. Rail Baltica freight-processing terminal will serve as the foundation for the development of cargo transports through international corridors in north-to-south and eat-to-west directions.

Voronkova adds that the developed outlook for cargo and transport flow, Rail Baltica freight-processing terminal in Salaspils could potentially attract 1.4-1.8 million tonnes of freight every year.

As it is known, Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas announced a tender for the Rail Baltica terminal construction project at the beginning of August.


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