Catania, Italy (PortSEurope) April 7, 2020 – Polo Mercitalia (FS Italiane Group) has started a new freight service connecting Interporto di Padova to the terminals of Bari and Catania and vice versa. The service commenced on April 3, 2020. In the first phase, for the COVID-19 emergency, essential goods are transport priorities (food & beverage, medical, paper, plastic), with other goods to be added later. The frequency is three pairs of trains per week to be
increased to six in the summer. The new innovative “multi-chain” service has been designed by Mercitalia Rail, the transport company of the Polo Mercitalia, to transport heavy, bulk and palletized goods, both in conventional mode (with tanks, swap bodies and containers) and in intermodal mode (with semi-trailers P400 only up to Bari), two business chains that usually travel separately. The venture required the input of Mercitalia Logistics and Mercitalia Intermodal, specialized in unaccompanied combined transport services. The support of Mercitalia Shunting & Terminals is also necessary for carrying out the maneuvers in the terminals, where trains will be handled by feeding different loading and unloading areas: Conventional Terminal area and Intermodal Terminal area (logistica avanzata & vocazione ferroviaria). This new service increasingly consolidates the synergies between the various companies of the Polo Mercitalia, confirming the positioning strategy on the market as the only interface for advanced railway-oriented logistics. In a period of great difficulty, with significant impacts on various production sectors and on the railway logistics of goods, a positive signal arrives thanks to the FS Italiane Group with the work of the Polo Mercitalia. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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