Constanta, Alba and Timis follow Bucharest as the strongest logistics hubs
The Romanian industrial and logistics market has grown remarkably, in as far as the intensity of both developments and national freight transport is concerned. According to the real estate consultancy company Colliers International, the most active logistics hubs besides Bucharest are Constanta – the eastern most urban center, Alba – located almost centrally and Timis – the most western county in Romania, as these four markets together account for almost a quarter of the national goods transported in Romania via roads.
The strongest logistics hubs nationwide, besides Bucharest, are Constanta, Alba and Timis, followed by Prahova, Ilfov and Cluj. Bucharest and these six most active counties from a logistics standpoint – which are at least 1.5 times above the county average of transported goods – make up one third of the national freight transport (measured by the quantity of goods loaded/unloaded here), whereas the 7 least active – less than half the county average – add up to just about six percent of total. The latter include Vaslui, Giurgiu, Braila, Ialomita, Vrancea, Covasna and Salaj.
“Over the longer run, we expect the current logistics hubs to consolidate as they have grown so much by having a strategic location, a fleshed out local economy and gained somewhat of a tradition in this sense, Still, we want to underscore the fact that the region of Moldova lacks a strong logistics hub, but we expect this to change in several years, especially if current plans to build a highway linking Iasi to Targu Mures are materialized”, said Laurentiu Duica, Director Industrial Agency at Colliers International Romania.