ÖBB Rail Cargo Group announced that with the TransFER Duisburg–Venice, is putting a non-stop connection between the up-and-coming Adriatic port of Venice and the bimodal terminal in Duisburg on rail three times a week.
With the new direct train, the strongly aspiring Adriatic port will be connected to the transshipment hub in Duisburg as the gateway for transports to and from Scandinavia. The new service allows RCG to form a bridge for combined transport between Italy and Germany, and also to shorten transit times between northern Italy and the Ruhr region.
Venice is at the top of the Italian port rankings and is on a growth course. The Veneto region thus plays a decisive role as a hub on the upper Italian Adriatic.
Currently, RCG already holds a significant share of the rail logistics market in Adriatic ports as it has been handling considerable volumes for the southern ports of Trieste, Koper and Rijeka for years.
In 2018 alone, there were 3,365 trains at the Trieste Freeport, and the trend is rising.
With the train product, transfer connections from and to Scandinavia are offered from Greece, Italy and Turkey, so that freight forwarders can now reach the Scandinavian region directly and reliably by environmentally friendly rail. One product thus links the entire Northern European region with the Southern European region and links it to the Asian part of Turkey.