From Italy to the Dutch ports by rail, continue to Norway by sea

P&O Ferrymasters is launching a new multimodal service from Italy to Norway. The new multimodal service includes rail links between the main rail terminals in northern Italy and the three key ports Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Moerdijk in the Netherlands. Goods are then shipped by sea from the Netherlands to three key ports in the west of Norway: Tananger, Bergen and Ålesund.

Other ports can be used to minimise road journeys in Norway, saving time and reducing carbon emissions. Businesses now have more options to transport their time sensitive and valuable goods from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, the intermodal operator comments.

From Italy to the Netherlands, goods can be transported by rail or road using 45-foot PW containers, swap body units or tilt trailers, using full truckload (FTL), full container load (FCL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) transport options. Customers can also move their heavy and oversized cargo with the Project Cargo service.

Several new connections

P&O Ferrymasters has launched several new connections in the past 18 months, including connections between Budapest, Duisburg and Rotterdam, and also between Oradea and Lodz. Thorsten Runge, Managing Director of P&O Ferrymasters, said: “The investments we are making in new equipment, new sites and new capabilities, all have one purpose – to solve supply chain challenges.

“As those challenges become ever more complex, we are using our deep sector knowledge to help customers drive efficiency by eliminating waste in their supply chains. Any customer importing food, wine, chemicals or construction materials into Norway from southern Europe can take advantage of this new cost effective and market leading service.”

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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