MSC to connect Italy to Germany by train
The new rail link connects Baden-Württemberg with Trieste twice a week
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. has launched a new dedicated train set-up between Giengen (a.d. Brenz) and Trieste, starting mid of November 2018. With two roundtrips per week, harmonized towards the ocean services of MSC, the new connection completes the intermodal portfolio and further strengthens its carriers’ haulage products in Southern Germany.
This stand-alone solution finally offers an A-B connection between metropolitan area of Ulm and the Adriatic, as the fastest gateway to/from Asia and the Mediterranean. The terminal in Giengen is operated by the leading European home appliance manufacturer BSH Hausgeräte GmbH which has identified the huge potential and benefits to their supply chain and has become shareholder and largest single customer on this product. In times of heavily congested inland terminals and scarcity of truck capacities, the terminal in Giengen and its on-site container depot offers unobstructed operations and as such a reliable planning for first/last mile door deliveries.