Port of Trieste

Metals welcome onboard a new train to port of Trieste

Rail Cargo Group is expanding its network for conventional wagonloads with a new connection between Villach (Villach South Terminal) and Trieste (Piattaforma Logistica di Trieste). This connection is particularly suitable for the transport of wood, steel, aluminum and other non-ferrous metals.

For the first time, Rail Cargo Group (RCG) is also the carrier of this service. The departure times can be agreed individually, and the line is direct. The journey between the Austrian and Italian destination is one day.

TransFER connection

The service is part of the network of TransFER connections of RCG. This network links to important economic centres in Central, Northern and Eastern Europe. Moreover, Trieste is a major transport hub for intercontinental, maritime long-haul as well as short- and medium-haul connections for trade between the Mediterranean and China.

The multifunctional terminal Trieste Servola (Piattaforma Logistica di Trieste) is made up of the established terminal section for wagonloads at Scalo Legnami with a shipping pier and a newly built area for containers and roll-on-roll-off (RoRo) units with its own shipping pier.

Villach South

In the coming years, Villach South will be expanded to become a dry port. At the junction of the Baltic-Adriatic railway axis and the Tauern axis, there are opportunities to establish a logistics centre, which in future will provide improved connections between the ports of Trieste, Ravenna, Koper, Rijeka and Fürnitz. The location agency LCA Logistik Center Austria Süd, a company of K-BV Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung and ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, is responsible for this.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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