New intermodal service from Italy to Germany
TX Logistik, controlled by Mercitalia, has started a daily link from Duisburg to Busto Arsizio
TX Logistik has started an intermodal service connecting the German hub of Duisburg, where it calls on the Samskip Multimodal Rail Terminal at Hohenbudberg, and Busto Arsizio in the north of Italy, over there using the Hupac terminal.
Samskip has replaced its existing connection to Italy with the new route and books a quarter of its freight volumes on the line, which runs via Krefeld-Uerdingen, Mainz, Darmstadt, Karlsruhe, Offenburg, Freiburg, Weil am Rhein, Basel, Luino and Gallarate. TX Logistik provides the traction on the German side.
The 540-meter train can hold up to 34 load units – from trailers to swap bodies to tank containers – and currently makes 5 round trips a week.