ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) is now expanding its network for conventional wagonlads with a new TransFER connection between Villach (Villach South Terminal) and Trieste (Piattaforma Logistica di Trieste).
The departure times can be agreed individually for this non-stop connection, which is being operated in own traction for the first time. This connection is particularly suitable for the transport of wood, steel, aluminum and other non-ferrous metals.
International antenna connections
The new TransFER connection not only offers an attractive transit time of one day, but also stands out for its international antenna connections. Starting in Villach, customers can benefit from ÖBB Rail Cargo Group’s high-performance network to the most important economic centres in Central, Northern and Eastern Europe. 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.
A port is being built inland
In the coming years, the TSA location Villach South, which is the terminal service provider of ÖBB Infrastruktur at Logistik Center Austria Süd, 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 first-class logistics centre, which in future will provide even better 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.
End-to-end connection from the first mile to the last
Customers will also benefit from the uninterrupted handling and punctual transit times with this TransFER connection withtraction and handling from a single source. By offering a transport solution to and from Italy, ÖBB RCG not only provides an excellent wagonload connection, but also an efficient forwarding option in its comprehensive TransNET on the Eurasian continent.
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