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1st regular Rijeka-Enns direct rail cargo service launches

A regular freight train connection has been launched from the Croatian port of Rijeka to Enns in Austria. The first train for Container Terminal Enns (CTE) departed from Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) on November 11th in what was the first cargo service on the route.

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The service is operated by Maersk Line with CD Cargo Adria providing rail services.

Emmanuel Papagiannakis, AGCT chief executive officer, commented:

“For the first time ever, major Austrian shippers can be directly connected by rail to AGCT in Rijeka, providing a valuable alternative route with reliable transit times. With the cooperation of all partners including Maersk, CD Cargo and CTE Enns, we believe the product will remain successful and attract more shippers.”

Papagiannakis added:

“Following the first ever direct trains to the Czech Republic in May, the Austria connection further adds to a growing network of regular weekly block trains which already include Serbia, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and continue to illustrate the increasing significance of AGCT as a gateway for Central Europe and Southeast Europe.”