Mahart Container Center Depot Opening at Budapest Airport

Transport

Photo by Róbert Baranyi/Budapest Airport

Mahart Container Center (MCC), one of Hungary’s leading container terminal operators, has leased a new, 30,000 sqm operational area at Budapest Airport from September, for storing shipping containers.

MCC took possession of the approximately 30,000 sqm operational area that Budapest Airport has established with support from the European Union, near the industrial rail track at the airport.

"There is huge potential at Budapest Airport in terms of air freight transport, and even more potential if we look beyond the world of air transport,” said René Droese, chief development officer for Budapest Airport.

"There is fierce competition between countries in the region for intermodal freight developments and investments. Here in Budapest, we have excellent conditions - logistics environment, infrastructure - for this, so we are delighted to welcome Mahart Container Center as one of the first representatives of intermodality at the airport as we jointly put Hungary at the center of the economic map of the region," he added.

Mahart Container Center managing director Zoltán Fábián noted, "The lease of the container depot at Budapest Airport fits perfectly into Mahart Container Center’s business policy. The area has excellent characteristics, it is easily accessible and is suitable for storing a large number of containers. The containers stored here will help to relieve congestion at our Csepel terminal, contributing to efficient operations. By using the new depot, we will be able to serve new business partners, which will give us the opportunity to further develop environmentally friendly intermodal transport solutions."

The final destination for air cargo arriving at Budapest Airport is not necessarily Hungary. In many cases, the cargo handled here is also used to supply other Central and Eastern European countries, the airport tells the Budapest Business Journal.

The development of the container terminal site is part of a major infrastructure development project for which the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) provided a total of EUR 14.841 mln in grants in 2018.

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