Hupac intermodal terminal, source: Hupac

Hupac launches intermodal service from Duisburg to Italy

Swiss intermodal operator Hupac has started a new intermodal rail service between the Rhine-Ruhr area of Germany and northeastern Italy. The three-time weekly trains connect Terminal Duisburg Logport III (Hohenbudberg) operated by Samskip with the Hupac’s intermodal facility in the city of Pordenone. The new route is dedicated to transport containers and semitrailers.

Hupac launched the new service on 16 September from Italy to Duisburg and on 18 September backwards. The trains are departed from both termini on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Terminal Duisburg Logport III (Hohenbudberg) offers several connections to and from Scandinavia. The trains run via Tarvisio, an important railway junction at the border between Italy and Austria. Therefore, the new service could be a good option to cross the Alps in Austria.

Better service to Poland

Besides the new connection to Italy, Hupac together with its partner Metrans also improved an intermodal service to Poland. The logistics provider added an extra departure on the route between Duisburg DIT/D3T and Gadki (Poznan) / Pruszków (Warsaw).

On 13 September the new frequency was departed from Poland and on 16 September from Duisburg. As a result, there are six weekly links on this route: three services from Duisburg Trimodal Terminal (D3T) to Warsaw via Poznan and three ones from Duisburg Intermodal Terminal (DIT) in the same direction. The connections running from/to DIT terminal have options for transhipment from/to the seaports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko is editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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