Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has established a new regular common user rail service connecting the Croatian Port of Rijeka to Budapest in Hungary via the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT).
The new rail service is a common user service which enables freight forwarders and individual clients to book the landside service directly with RCG, according to International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI)’s latest announcement.
This comes two months after APM Terminals (APMT) announced that Rijeka Gateway would be the first terminal in the Adriatic region to be operated with remote-controlled, electric container handling equipment.
Emmanuel Papagiannakis, AGCT Chief Executive Officer, said: “The Hungarian market is one of the most important markets in Europe and the second largest market for AGCT.
“Already a significant manufacturing hub and consumer market, we see further growth potential as the Hungarian economy continues its strong development.”
Papagiannakis added that there are multiple regular weekly block trains between Rijeka and different rail hubs in Budapest, but all are dedicated rail services.
The common rail service runs twice a week on a set schedule, providing a non-stop link from Budapest to Rijeka and vice versa.
RCG and its subsidiaries in Hungary and Croatia operate the train service.