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Italy’s Dinnazano Po strengthens load capacity

Italian rail freight company Dinnazano Po has invested 1.9 million Euros to buy two new locomotives, increasing its carrying capacity in the region of Emilia-Romagna.

One loco will be used in its logistics centre and the other one in Ravenna port. Built by the Czech firm CzLoko, the locomotives have a power of 1,000 kW, a force capacity of 222 kN and are capable of pulling 2,000-tonne trains.

Ceramics

Currently, Dinnazano Po works in Sassuolo´s ceramics sector, in Ravenna port and through eight train stations: Reggiani Dinazzano, Guastalla San Giacomo, Rubiera, Reggio Emilia, Ravenna, Ferrara, Bondeno and Modena.

Dinnazano Po is largely owned by Passenger Transport Emilio-Romagna (TPER SpA), which has a 95.5 per cent shareholding. The remainder is made up Reggio Emilia´s Transport Consortium (ACT Reggio Emilia), 1.5 per cent), the Authority of Ravenna Port, and Sapir Intermodal Ravenna Port, each with a 1.5 per cent shareholding. It is playing a key role in the increase of rail freight activity in Ravenna port, which managed 7,200 trains in 2016, twice as many than 2013.

Investment

Raffaele Donini, Regional Minister of Minister for Emilia-Romagna, said: “The region has bet on developing the rail freight transport and 18.2 million tonnes of goods were carried by train in 2016. This amount is equivalent to 720,000 tracks. This new investment reveals the TPER´s objective: the rail freight transport reaches a 30 per cent market share in 2025.”

Author: Jose Gutierrez

Jose Gutierrez is RailFreight's correspondent in Spain.

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