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DB Schenker has opened a new forwarding terminal in support of its European land transport network. The facility is located in the Austrian town of Bergheim, near Salzburg. Covering roughly 80,000 square meters, the site includes a 10,000 square-meter transshipment hall, 4,250 square-meter logistics hall, and office building of nearly 5,000 square meters. Equipped with dedicated rail siding, the terminal integrates rail service into its logistics offerings. The transshipment hall features 125 loading and unloading bays and 115 docking gates equipped with levelers. A sub-floor conveyor chain has an average capacity of 400 metric tons per hour. Karl Nutzinger, chief executive officer for Europe with Schenker AG, said Salzburg will play "a special role" as a hub within the company's European network. In a related announcement, DB Schenker announced an expansion of its European land-transport network. The initiative will include additional regularly scheduled services, new facilities and information technology. DB Schenker's terminal in Sofia, Bulgaria has also begun operations. It covers 5,000 square meters, with 30 loading bays and two private rail sidings with a total length of around 220 meters.
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