Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced it will launch a new intermodal freight rail service between the inland container terminal in Giengen, Germany and Trieste, Italy.
According to MSC, the second biggest container shipping line in the world, the service will offer an A-B connection between central Europe and the Adriatic, and in doing so, it will also improve the movement of trade between Asia and the Mediterranean.
New rail service between Baden-Württemberg and Trieste. Hereby we connect the metropolitan area of Ulm and the Adriatic, as the fastest gateway to/from Asia and the Mediterranean. Two services a week. Read more: https://t.co/IKhdfq5M24 #logistics #supplychain pic.twitter.com/zgvKE7kVC4
— MSC Cargo (@MSCCargo) November 19, 2018
Furthermore, it will also ease congestion on other inland European terminals. The new service is due to begin operations in November 2018 and will run two round trips per week.
The company has also said it will be harmonized towards MSC’s ocean services and complete its intermodal portfolio.
In October 2018, MSC launched another rail connection between the Port of Valencia and Cordoba, which complemented an existing rail service between Seville and Spain’s Atlantic coast.