Strengthening of the Trieste - Luxembourg intermodal connection

6/6/2019
Munich June 5, 2019 - Port of Trieste and CFL multimodal signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote multimodal logistics on the corridor Trieste – Bettembourg Dudelange.

Port of Trieste and CFL multimodal aims at developing and optimising the intermodal connections between their two hubs in Trieste (I) and Bettembourg-Dudelange (L). 

Since 2012 an intermodal shuttle connects the two hubs. With 9 roundtrips per week, this intermodal connection has proven to be efficient and reliable. An increase to 12 roundtrips per week is foreseen by end of 2019.
Port of Trieste and CFL multimodal are convinced that this cooperation, which focuses on the quality of intermodal door-to-door delivery, will enable them to strengthen the intermodal offer on this route, to lower road congestion and attract new customers on trains.

About Port of Trieste
Located in the heart of Europe, the Port of Trieste is the only Italian port with an international outlook, thanks to daily rail links to all major European destinations. Trieste is the 11th European port and the leading
Italian port for total cargo handling, in addition of being the leading oil terminal in the Mediterranean. But first and foremost, Trieste is the leading Italian port for train traffic, which grew by 63% in 2015-18. Its special regime as a free port is a unique feature at the international level, with numerous advantages such as major customs and tax incentives. In this perspective, Trieste is a strategic hub for the Belt and Road initiative, as ideal access point for trade to and from the Far East and throughout the Mediterranean, thanks to a naturally deep sea floor – up to 18 meters – suitable for the latest generation of container ships and excellent, high-frequency intermodal connections to manufacturing and industrial hubs in all Europe.

About CFL multimodal
CFL multimodal is a logistics service provider, covering the entire logistics chain. With 12 companies in 6 European countries, CFL multimodal and its sister company CFL cargo offer a broad, high-quality and
customized service portfolio: combined and conventional rail freight, wagon maintenance and repairs, customs clearance, as well as forwarding and logistics services. In Luxembourg, the activities of CFL multimodal center on the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange in the Eurohub South Logistics Park. Located on the Rail Freight Corridor 2 (North Sea-Mediterranean) and at the crossroads of the North-South and East-West transport routes, the terminal is ideally positioned as an international hub for the consolidation of multimodal transport flows across Europe and beyond. With a total yearly capacity of 600.000 units and equipped with the latest technology in terms of security and surveillance, the intermodal terminal is connected by combined train shuttles to the main ports and industrial regions.

Contact
Julie BÜCHLER
Responsable Communication
Tel: + 352 691 981 212
julie.buchler@cfl-mm.lu

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