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New intermodal connection between Milan and Rotterdam from next year

Christian Fernsby |
The intermodal connection between Milan and Rotterdam will have three new weekly itineraries as of 12 January 2021.

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The two cities are already connected with daily trains seven times per week.

Good cooperation and demand seem to be the main drivers of the expansion.

The new service which will be offered by Hannibal, a subsidiary multimodal operator of Contship Italia Group, will accept P400 semi-trailers.

Additionally, it will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays every week.

Regarding the latest developments, the train route will specifically connect Melzo and Rotterdam Botlek C.Ro terminal.

Access in this terminal means that there is now an opportunity for customers to transport products overseas since there are daily short-sea services to and from the UK, as well multiple weekly sailings to and from Ireland, and Portugal.

Rotterdam is acquiring an increasingly central role in multimodal transportation that includes sea and rail.

Following a recently launched service in which it plays a key role in linking the Czech Republic with Britain, the extension of the connection with Milan works as a reminder of the potential that the port has to function as a transportation hub.


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