Definition of an international Logistics Centre

NTU carries out its work with Logistics Centres with consideration to the following definition. A Logistics Centre is a centre in a defined area within which all activities relating to transport, logistics and the distribution of goods - both for national and international transit, are carried out by various operators on a commercial basis. The operators can either be owners or tenants of buildings and facilities (warehouses, distribution centres, storage areas, offices, truck services, etc.), which have been built there. In order to comply with free competition rules, a Logistics Centre must be open to allow access to all companies involved in the activities set out above. A Logistics Centre must also be equipped with all the public facilities to carry out the above-mentioned operations. If possible, it should include public services for the staff and equipment of the users. In order to encourage intermodal transport for the handling of goods, a Logistics Centre should preferably be served by a multiplicity of transport modes (road, rail, deep sea, inland waterway, air). To ensure synergy and commercial cooperation, it is important that a Logistics Centre is managed in a single and neutral legal body (preferably by a Public-Private-Partnership). Finally, a Logistics Centre must comply with European standards and quality performance to provide the framework for commercial and sustainable transport solutions. Logistics Centres are sometimes also called: Centres Logistiques de Fret, Gares routi√®res de Marchandises, Logistics park, Platform Freight Terminal, Logistics Nodes, Interporto, Centro Integrado de Mercancias, G√ľterverkehrzentrum, Transport Center and Freight Village.