TRIESTE – The rail service connecting the Samer Seaport Terminal of the Port of Trieste and the Tricon intermodal terminal of Nuremberg (managed by the Bayernhafen Group) doubles its frequency, which goes from 1 to 2 trains per week. On 5 November 2020, when Europe and Italy were affected by the lockdown measures caused by the pandemic for Covid 19, the first intermodal train departed from Trieste for Nuremberg.
Along the railway corridor of over 680 km, from November 2020 to April 2021, 1,400 units with time-sensitive goods were handled. Once disembarked in Trieste from Turkey, they need to arrive at their destination as quickly as possible.
A critical factor in this growth is the collaboration between Alpe Adria (the company developing intermodal transport services of the Port of Trieste) and DFDS (Danish group leader in Ro-Ro transport), in cooperation with Merci Italia Rail, the main national railway company.
The next step will be to attract and manage the corridor volumes of containers just disembarked in Trieste from the mega-ships of the leading shipping line, coming from the Far East.