NEW CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PIER V AND THE INTERPORTO OF CERVIGNANOPublished 29th April 2022
THE PORT OF TRIESTE STRENGTHENS THE INTEGRATION WITH THE LOGISTIC SYSTEM OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
THE SHORT-HAUL RAILWAY CONNECTION BETWEEN TRIESTE PIER V AND INTERPORTO DI CERVIGNANO IS STARTED
Trieste, 06 April 2022- The port does not end with the piers. And development must also be sought outside the traditional port area. The “extended quay” function of Trieste’s port of call is a step in this direction and is implemented through synergies with Cervignano’s freight village. A new intermodal service linking the Samer Seaports terminal (Pier V) with the interport started on April 5.
The objective of the connection is to generate an increase in capacity, aiming at creating a regional logistic system integrated from the railway point of view. The system integration, in fact, helps the port and the interports of FVG to grow quantitatively and qualitatively, offering additional services and spaces to those available in the terminals.
This is a short-range service, with less than 50 km distance, which sees DFDS operating in partnership, as Ro-Ro operator connecting the Mediterranean with the North Sea from Trieste, Interporto di Trieste, as the subject of connection with the industrial realities, and Alpe Adria, in the role of logistic and multimodal system integrator. Initially there will be 2 round trips per week, with a forecast of doubling.
The connection has a dual scope of action. On the one hand, it allows for the expansion of the intermodal network, as it aims at integrating with the growing development of national and international connections at the Cervignano gateway, as demonstrated by the new intermodal connection with Duisport. On the other hand, it facilitates access to the port of Trieste for those flows that go to Turkey through the more sustainable rail mode, an alternative to the current one that sees truck routing through the Trieste interport at Fernetti.
“The extended quay project took its first steps in May 2021 and was immediately appreciated by the national logistics world thanks to the awarding of the Logistics Prize of the Year 2021; with the short-haul rail link – confirms Antonio Gurrieri the CEO of Alpe Adria – a model of intermodal port logistics capable of increasing the competitiveness of the regional system is materialized, as well as including the international node of Duisburg to the increasingly capillary rail network of the Port of Trieste.”