UPS and CargoBeamer expand partnership with new test service

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CargoBeamer and UPS are cooperating on an intermodal service connecting Italy to Greece. The two companies ran a successful test which entailed rail transport between Domodossola and Bari, crossing Italy from north to south, and a ferry connection to Patras, in northern Greece.

This is not the first test run involving UPS and CargoBeamer. In March, another successful test was announced and became a regular service, connecting the terminal in Domodossola to the one in Kaldenkirchen, in western Germany. This was the first time that UPS ventured into an intermodal project using the rail in Europe.

The Domodossola-Kaldenkirchen service includes the rail transportation of two UPS swap bodies with CargoBeamer equipment. On the other hand, the new Italy-Greece service focusses on semi-trailers, as a spokesperson for CargoBeamer told RailFreight.com. “UPS shows interested in expanding our cooperation and we are receiving positive feedback from the tests”, they added. However, these are still the very early stages of this initiative, with further details still needing to be ironed out.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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