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Genoa-Basel Mittelmeerzug Remains Operational

Genoa-Basel Mittelmeerzug remains operational

Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale
Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) April 10, 2020 – At the end of 2018, PSA started the first direct intermodal railway connection between Genoa and Basel, Switzerland – the ‘Mittelmeerzug’ (MMZ) train. This enables customers in Switzerland, Austria and Central Europe to have a direct connection with the port of Genoa. The service reduces transit by at least seven days – the time required to reach the ports
of Northern Europe by sea – and avoids the unpredictability of river connections to the south. Despite the difficulties related to COVID 19, the ports of southern Europe continue to be operational, and the PSA Mittelmeerzug continues to operate, despite the dramatic railway accident occurred during the week last on the Swiss railway network between Basel and Freiburg. The Mittelmeerzug train from Genoa to Basel makes three round trips per week, transporting both high-cube containers and shipments with ADR goods. The train has a capacity of 1250 tons. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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