MSC Bolsters Intermodal Shipping at Trieste
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MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A will expand its intermodal connections via the port of Trieste, Italy to improve transit times for shippers moving cargo between Asia, the Mediterranean and Europe.
The new “MSC Graz-Trietse Runner” shuttle train, operated in partnership with Cargo Center Graz, will run a weekly service to Werndorf, Austria — the first direct connection between the two cities.
The schedule has been accurately coordinated with MSC’s Far East Phoneix ocean-liner service to ensure optimal timing for intercontinental cargo delivery — along with other sea-freight services making direct calls at Trieste.
MSC has recently collaborated with European retailer Lidl, a key partner for MSC in the region, to devise a tailor-made transport solution for containers shipping from the Far East to Lidl’s warehouse hub near Graz.
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Lidl’s Managing Director of Procurement International, Christian Stangl, said: “It’s a win-win operation for MSC and Lidl.
“We are enhancing our supply chain with a sophisticated new port of entry, as well as supporting an innovative intermodal product.
“Simultaneously, Lidl is contributing to MSC’s sustainable growth ambitions in this area.
“By supporting the MSC Graz-Trieste Runner, we are also certain to provide additional value to the Austrian export market via Trieste to worldwide destinations.”
MSC is set to continually develop the facilities at the Trieste Marine Terminal, aiming to speed up berthing procedures, reduce transit times and provide a more sophisticated service coverage.