Salzburg, Austria (PortSEurope) June 11, 2018 – Due to increasing demand, ÖBB, the national Austrian railway company, has resumed the Salzburg and Trieste cargo service, meaning that 6,000 trucks could switch from road to rail annually.
The service was stopped at the end of March, but there has subsequently high demand from the previous operator U.N. Ro-Ro, especially from Turkish carriers. The Turkish logistics company will cooperate with Rail Cargo Group (RCG) to resume the Rolling Highway (ROLA -Rollenden Landstraße ) between Salzburg and the port in Trieste.
The ROLA is a rail-bound transport system, consisting of low-floor wagons for the carriage of trucks. By shifting road freight transport by rail, the Rolling Highway is helping to reduce CO2 emissions.
U.N. Ro-Ro has this month been acquired by Danish company DFDS.
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