Hupac extends suspension for Pordenone-Duisburg service
Hupac is extending the suspension of its rail freight services between Pordenone, in northeastern Italy, with Duisburg, in Germany. The service was initially suspended mid-April because, as the Deputy Managing Director of Hupac Alessandro Valenti told RailFreight.com, “the general conditions for this service are not there anymore”.
As Valenti specified, this does not mean that the Pordenone-Duirburg service is canceled. The Swiss company is ready to restart it as soon as these conditions are reinstated. The main issue pointed out by Hupac is the construction works, especially on the German network. Moreover, the costs to efficiently run this service are too high when compared to the volumes of traffic moved on the route.
In order to make up for the suspension of this service, Hupac increase the frequency of its trains between Pordenone and Rotterdam to five per week. The company also launched a feeder service between Pordenone and Busto Arsizio to facilitate rail freight in northern Italy.