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February 14, 2020

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Funded the construction of a port basin to support basel's new large trimodal terminal

Deliberate contribution of 115.53 million francs Swiss

The Basel Grand Council has decided to provide basel city's canton of a contribution of 115.53 million Swiss francs (109 million euros) for construction of the new port basin for the connection to the Rhine of the container Gateway Basel North terminal. The funding is divided into 89.90 million francs of interest-free repayable loan from Schweizerischen Rheinhafen (SRH), the company which operates the Swiss river ports on the Rhine, 7.20 million francs for the purchase of the land, 17.92 million francs waste of the result materials and 510 thousand francs per design.

The new trimodal terminal will be built by the Gateway Basel Nord which is owned by Germany's Contargo and Swiss Hupac and SBB CFF FFS Cargo ( 24 June 2015) with the support of SRH. "We are -- he commented the president of the Basel Chamber of Commerce, Martin Ditwyler - pleased with this decision, because growth in international trade and therefore increasing container volumes make it unavoidable for Switzerland, with regard to security of supply, 3rd port basin. Emphasizing that ports seafarers are already increasing the capacity of seafarers their terminals to cope with the increase in traffic containerized and that in Germany the federal transport infrastructure expects 73% growth between 2010 and 2010 and 2030 of internal shipping for container transport, He noted that "it is therefore inevitable higher quantities of containers in the future they will also arrive in Switzerland via boats on the Reno.'

"The port basin 3 - highlighted the President of Gateway Basel North, Martin Haller - represents for us a prerequisite in order to achieve the desired modal transition 50%, with the switch to the railway.

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