Pordenone interport turns into an intermodal hub
The terminal, to be managed by Hupac, operated the first train heading for Germany and inaugurated the new facility
As illustrated by Giuseppe Bortolussi, Managing Director of Pordenone-based Interporto Centro Ingrosso, introducing the new 'Odorico da Pordenone' railway intermodal terminal, this is an adequate structure conceived in collaboration with RFI to receive Eastern European trade which is essential for Western Friuli economy.
Soon after the inauguration (on Thursday 30th, Ed), a first train departed to Germany.
The new structure will be managed by Hupac, Switzerland-based intermodal operator, which reports major peculiarities on their website: 7 tracks, 4 of which for operations and 3 for trains handling; overall 100,000 square metres area, 50,000 of which for storage; two wheeled cranes and a loco for manoeuvring operations; capable to handle containers, swap bodies and trailers reaching up to 8/10 trains/day.
As stated by Interporto Centro Ingrosso, the new structure will be one of the most innovative installations in Italy meeting European standards suited to shift up to 180,000 UTI/year from road to intermodal transport. Three tracks will be electrified, while 350 metres manoeuvring range will reach 750.
“This is an unparalleled installation in Europe – stated Bortolussi – essentially meeting EU standards, 750 metres in length and high capacity, being capable to transport 2,000 tons/trains. Wagons will be longer therefore cutting cost, connecting Pordenone with Europe and subsequently with China.
Michelangelo Agrusti of Unindustria Pordenone stated this will mark the launching of a real logistic industry in the area finally changing local economy.