International transport and logistics provider cargo-partner has upgraded its warehouse facilities in Croatia, Slovenia, and Turkey.
The upgrades come as the company celebrates its 40th anniversary and recognising the invaluable role that the Southeast Europe region has played in the company’s success.
Expansion in Zagreb
In late August, cargo-partner expanded its warehouse in Zagreb by 4,600 metres squared due to rapidly growing customer demand in Croatia.
The warehouse was first opened in June 2022 and is located 10 minutes from the international airport in Zagreb.
The latest expansion means the logistics centre’s total capacity is now 17,500 metres squared.
The modern facility now includes 20,000 pallet slots as well as a large mezzanine where the local team provides e-fulfilment and value added services.
In addition to short- and long-term storage, the Zagreb warehouse offers daily pallet and parcel distribution to EU and non-EU countries, a customs bonded area, and customs brokerage services.
Following the expansion, the warehouse now contains 28 truck docks and three drive-in gates for oversized shipments.
Stefan Krauter, chief executive and founder of cargo-partner, said: “As we celebrate 40 remarkable years of cargo-partner, it is important to recognise the invaluable role Southeast Europe has played in shaping our company’s enduring success.
“This expansion is a testament to the extraordinary journey we’ve embarked on together with our customers and our expert teams throughout the region.”
Zoran Starcevic, managing director of cargo-partner in Croatia, said: “The added storage capacity in Zagreb will allow us to stock a wider range of products – from foodstuffs to pharmaceuticals and a variety of other goods – and respond promptly to market fluctuations and customer needs.
“Thus, the expansion not only strengthens our market position, but also reinforces our promise to deliver top-notch products and services to our customers.”
Otto Zsivkovits, regional director SEE, said: “Our expansion in Zagreb is part of our strategic plan to strengthen our footprint in Southeast Europe, as this region holds immense importance for cargo-partner.
“In this context, Zagreb serves as a gateway connecting Eastern and Western Europe. As we continue to expand our network, we benefit from growing synergies between our logistics centres in Croatia, Slovenia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.”
Solar powered rooftop in Ljubljana
In August, cargo-partner installed a photovoltaic system with 1,192 panels on the roof of its iLogistics Center Ljubljana.
The system will produce an estimated 575 MWh of energy per year, covering 34 per cent of cargo-partner’s energy consumption in Slovenia.
In addition, the solar power plant will save 146 tonnes of CO2 annually, which is equivalent to planting 6,698 trees.
The iLogistics Center Ljubljana was opened in 2019 and expanded in 2022, bringing its total capacity to 39,100 metres squared.
New iLogistics Center in Istanbul
In July, cargo-partner opened a new iLogistics Center with 20,000 metres squared of warehouse space in Istanbul.
With 25,000 pallet slots and 17 loading docks, the facility provides conditions for customs bonded warehousing, handling of oversized goods and high-tech products, fast transshipment and distribution as well as comprehensive e-fulfilment services, including a parcel pickup and return point.
In addition to the warehouse facility, the building also contains modern office spaces, providing the new base of operations for cargo-partner’s head office in Turkey.