Mercitalia Pole and TX Logistik to offer new freight services

From December 2017, the Mercitalia Pole with its company TX Logistik Switzerland will transport rail freight between the Po Valley in northern Italy and northern Europe (Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands). The companies will use of the railway axes of the European Rhine-Alpine Core Corridor, the Lötschberg Tunnel and the Gotthard Base Tunnel.
The services will serve clients with greater capillarity, making best use of corporate assets and adding value to the investments planned in the 2017-2026 Industrial Plan.
The Industrial Plan calls for investments of EUR 1.5 billion. It will be invested over EUR 1 billion for the purchase of locomotives and wagons, EUR 100 million for intermodal terminals by the expansion and improvement of sites in Milan, Brescia and Piacenza, EUR 100 million for IT and security, and approximately EUR 250 million for the acquisition of other businesses.
In February 2017, Mercitalia Rail and TX Logistik began the process of acquiring up to 125 new electric locomotives in the coming years (for a value EUR 350 million) for both the European and Italian markets.
Mercitalia Rail has published an expression of interest in acquiring 200 new wagons for a value of EUR 15 million. Mercitalia Rail and Cemat have launched the purchasing process for 250 new wagons to transport iron and steel products and mega semi-trailers for a value of over EUR 20 million.
Mercitalia Pole’s target market is Europe. In view of this, our objective is to serve clients while relying exclusively on internal production capacity. Starting from Italian terminals, the trains will travel to northern Europe with decidedly superior speed and capillarity, unlike in the past, and in line with the strategic and business objectives of the Pole. This is an undertaking that, over the next ten years, will lead to more than half our business turnover being generated from international activities,” Marco Gosso, CEO of Mercitalia Logistics said.

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