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Goodman signs first customers at Pomeranian Logistics Centre in Gdansk

Monday, 04 February 2013

Goodman has signed lease agreements with its first customers at the Pomeranian Logistics Centre, a development project located adjacent to the Gdańsk Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT). Logistics operators, Kuehne + Nagel and Terramar are set to lease 3,870 sqm and 3,970 sqm respectively at the first 14,000 sqm warehouse. Construction of the 14,000 sqm facility began in September 2012, with completion scheduled for the end of Q1 2013.

“The Pomeranian Logistics Centre is a unique location in Poland for facilitating multimodal transport – road, rail, air and sea. We are pleased that our first customers have already recognised the huge potential of the logistics centre. Given the high quality and planned target size of the development, we are convinced that the investment will continue to generate considerable customer interest,” said Błażej Ciesielczak, Regional Director, Goodman Poland.

Kuehne + Nagel is a global leader in air, sea, road & rail, warehousing and integrated logistics solutions with a major presence in Poland comprising 19 locations and 1,800 employees. Kuehne + Nagel is one of Goodman’s biggest customers in continental Europe and currently leases over 460,000 sqm of warehouse space.

“We have a successful relationship with Goodman in several other countries which gives us the confidence to work with them again to develop our new regional warehousing and seafreight import logistics hub in Poland. The excellent transport infrastructure around the logistics centre will undoubtedly increase the effectiveness of our multimodal operations,” said Tobias Jerschke, President of Kuehne + Nagel in Poland.

The leasing transaction between Goodman and Kuehne + Nagel was conducted by Colliers International.

“We searched for the best solution for the property group and their customer. Leading such a complex process was a challenge. However, the offer proposed by Goodman proved to be an attractive option for all parties,” said Maciej Chmielewski, Partner at Colliers International and the Director of Industrial and Logistics Agency.

Terramar is a provider of tailor-made forwarding and logistics solutions for sea, road and air freight. The Port of Gdynia Authority is the main shareholder of the company, which has been in operation since 1992. The lease agreement for logistics space at the Pomeranian Logistics Centre is the first such agreement between Terramar and Goodman.

“Terramar is a leading logistics operator benefiting from multimodal transport. As our logistics centre in Gdansk is one of a few logistics centres also offering sea connection it is perfect solution for this customer,” adds Błażej Ciesielczak.

The Pomeranian Logistics Centre in Gdańsk is Goodman’s flagship development project in Poland. It provides a highly flexible opportunity to develop up to 500,000 sqm of logistics warehousing and production facilities with integrated office space. Built-to-suit warehouses are available from 3,500 sqm at this strategic location. Management of the entire logistics centre and all of the individual facilities will be undertaken by Goodman’s in-house team of property managers. On completion the total value of the project is estimated to exceed €300 million. 

A unique location on Poland’s warehousing map

Pomeranian Logistics Centre has an excellent access to national and international road, rail, air and sea transportation routes. Its location next to the DCT provides a unique opportunity for port-centric logistics, allowing customers to combine their logistics and production activities with the services offered by the largest deepwater container terminal in the Baltic Sea.

Being in the direct vicinity of the DCT also brings financial benefits for customers, including reduced re-loading, storage and transport costs. Other considerations include the possibility of establishing a duty-free zone and a special economic zone.

Goodman’s Pomeranian Logistics Centre will feature excellent road infrastructure. The Trasa Sucharskiego roadway and Gdansk’s southern ring road connect the logistics centre with the A1 motorway. Running north-south through central Poland, the A1 passes through key logistics centres including Łódź and Upper Silesia before reaching the Czech border. At the same time, the S6 expressway connects Gdańsk with Szczecin and further on with Germany. Warsaw is accessible from Gdańsk through the S8 expressway. A road tunnel planned under the Martwa Wisła river in Gdańsk will connect the logistics centre with the left-hand section of the terminal and through the Trasa Słowackiego roadway with Poland’s other main cities and industrial hubs.

The Pomeranian Logistics Centre is just 23 km from the Lech Wałęsa Airport in Gdańsk, Poland’s third largest airport, serving both domestic and international flights.

Goodman named as number one European developer

Goodman was named as the number one developer in Europe in the March edition of PropertyEU magazine. The ranking is based on completed projects in sqm from 2009 to 2011.

For further information please contact:

NBS Communications, + 48 22 826 74 18, 
Bartosz Sroka, + 48 500 202 354,
bsroka@nbs.com.pl

About Goodman in Poland

Goodman commenced operations in Poland in 2005 and owns and manages over 266,000 sqm of facilities in various locations in Poland for customers such as Whirlpool and DHL. The Group holds sites in Poland with a total area of over 210 hectares on which it can develop a minimum of 875,000 sqm of warehouse space.

Further details can be found at:
www.pomeranianlogisticscentre.com

www.goodman.com/pl
www.kuehne-nagel.com