Vienna, Austria (PortSEurope) March 15, 2019 – Shippers using Venice port to unload goods destined for Europe are set to benefit from a new rail cargo service being operated by the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG).
Austria’s RCG will operate a three-weekly non-stop service between the Italian northern Adriatic port of Venice and the bimodal terminal in Duisburg using the TransFER Duisburg–Venice service.
Venice is keen to develop its role as an international cargo hub, providing shippers with fast, efficient rail cargo service into the heart of Europe via Duisburg. This is relevant not only for Mediterranean countries such as Greece and Turkey which have feeder services between their ports and Venice, but also for shipping companies being goods from the Far East, especially China.
Venice would like to develop a role in the new Silk Road. The new Silk Road (part of the Belt and Road initiative also known as One Belt, One Road, or OBOR) is a Chinese economic strategy to seek better access for Chinese-made products in European markets, which includes acquiring stakes in ports and other transport facilities, and cooperation agreements with countries along the Silk Road road.
Rail Cargo Group operates a comprehensive end-to-end logistics network, linking European conurbations and ports with economic centres on the Eurasian continent.
Source: Rail Cargo Group
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