ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has started its new TransFER Verona–Hannover non-stop intermodal rail connection running four times a week between the rail freight transport centre Interporto Quadrante Europa in Verona and the Rail Terminal Hannover-Leinetor.
The service, initiated on March 29, expands RCG’s range of services on the Brenner and reduces the burden of truck transit traffic and noise pollution. The eco–friendly, high frequency transport service will help avoid up to 256 truck journeys a week and will help the environment immensely.
The TransFER from Verona to Hannover offers direct, dependable links between the urban centres of Northern Italy and Northern Germany and makes it possible to shift transport to rail on the Brenner Axis, so the environment benefits.
With its rail freight centre Interporto Quadrante Europa, Verona’s convenient location makes it highly important for the regions of Venetia and Northern Italy. Venetia’s economy is the third strongest in Italy, with its industrial focus in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, metal construction, the fashion and textile industries, plastic, automotive, furniture and food production. Germany has long been the first port of call for Venetia, and for Italy as a whole, when it comes to exports.
Lower Saxony, with its capital Hannover, is the fourth largest federal state in Germany in terms of its economic output. It is directly located on the North Sea coast and has an extensive rail and waterway network as well as a wealth of motorway links on the North-South and the West-East axis. The Rail Terminal Hannover benefits from this. Lower Saxony has a host of global companies in the automobile and food, shipbuilding and chemical industries.
With over 50 network TransFER connections and countless individual ones, ÖBB Rail Cargo Group transports goods across the entire Eurasian continent. The transport units vary from whole wagonloads and intermodal transport to customised package solutions. Additional freight forwarding add-ons like transshipment, warehouse logistics and customs clearance can also be booked according to the starting point and destination.