Italy opens its 1st intermodal terminal that can transport non-craneable trailers
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Italy has opened a new intermodal terminal that can transport non-craneable trailers straight from trucks, the first such facility in the country.
Deputy Minister for Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, Teresa Bellanova, opened the new terminal on Sunday September 12th. The ribbon cutting took place at the intermodal railway station of the State Railways located at Porta Lecce.
The new intermodal freight transport service will connect Salento to Forlì, a route that spans almost 750km by road.
The regional director of Lotras, Nazario De Girolamo, explains that the service, “unique at national level,” will allow trailers to be transferred straight from trucks onto the railway.
According to De Girolamo, 85% of the trailers currently used in the country are not able to be transported by rail in normal circumstances. However, the intermodal terminal will be ready to transport such trailers, taking trucks off the road and reducing emissions in the process.
It is also hoped that the new terminal will result in faster and safer goods transport from Italy’s southern coast to the north of the country.
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