Terminal Management

Top performance for road/rail transhipment

The transhipment terminals are cornerstones of the intermodal transport process chain. Terminals are the place where a load unit begins its journey by train, and it is here that it is picked up by a truck to cover the last kilometres to its final destination by road.


Hupac Group terminals


The Hupac Group operates eight terminals in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Belgium. The operating companies are Hupac Intermodal Ltd for the Aarau, Basel and Chiasso terminals, Hupac SpA for the Busto Arsizio-Gallarate and Pordenone terminals, TPI Terminal Piacenza Intermodal SpA for the Piacenza terminal; Hupac Intermodal BVBA for the Antwerp terminal and the Terminal Singen TSG GmbH joint venture company for the Singen terminal. About 250 employees of the Hupac Group work in the terminal sector. Every day, they load thousands of load units onto rail wagons or trucks, and they manage arrivals and departures of trains, rail wagons and road vehicles. The Goal Global Oriented Application for Logistics software supports and manages every element of the terminal process.


The key factors in successful terminal operation are the functional layout of the facility with its tracks, cranes, road and parking lanes, together with efficient procedures supported by IT. One of the greatest challenges is to adopt a flexible approach to dealing with the numerous irregularities in rail operation, with the goal of offering a reliable transport service to intermodal transport customers.


Safety is accorded top priority in the Hupac Group's terminals. Modern plants and equipments combined with rigorous conformance to specified measures and regulations guarantee the safety of employees, users and the environment.


Terminal projects


With the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel and the completion of the Alptransit Hupac is developing together with its partners new terminal capacities, in order to manage 740-m long trains according to the TEN-T parameters:


  • Terminal Brwinòw - opening 2023
  • Terminal Piacenza - opening phase I 2023 / phase II 2024
  • Terminal Milano Smistamento - opening 2024
  • Gateway Basel Nord - opening 2024
  • Terminal Brescia - opening 2025