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07/10/19 10:57

Pordenone challenged Brexit with a new service towards the UK

The terminal launched a twice-weekly connection operated by Codognotto, boasting Electrolux among its customers

After the first connections with Duisburg and Zeebrugge, the interport of Pordenone – which during the summer became a proper railway hub, following the opening of the Odorico terminal – is developing its intermodal connections.

On September the 27th they launched a new twice-weekly connection to the UK. “The initiative – the company’s note reads – was promoted by Pordenone Interport, in cooperation with Lineas (Belgian railways) and Hupac (the Swiss company managing the terminal), and it will be operated by Codognotto”, the Treviso-based transport and logistics company.

Pordenone Interport managing director Giuseppe Bortolussi described the launching of the connection – boasting as its customer household appliances manufacturer Electrolux – as “something to take pride in”, and also as “an actual challenge to Brexit”.

The development phase of the intermodal hub will continue steadily also in upcoming months. “By the end of the year, we will have 30 departing trains, and in the first half of 2020 we will achieve 50 trains”, the note explained. The destinations will be Rotterdam, Poland and Serbia, since “we are developing a significant project with these countries in order to become the ideal platform for railway traffics with Eastern Europe”, Bortolussi explained. During the launching of the new service, Codognotto group’s owner Maurizio Codognotto referred to railway and maritime intermodalism “as the solutions currently offered by the market to support the transportation of goods with a less and less polluting impact”, hoping that those already launched “may become the trains of Northern Eastern companies”.

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