TX Logistik AG is expanding its intermodal network with a new connection between Duisburg, Germany and Padua, Italy. The rail logistics company, which belongs to Mercitalia Logistics (Gruppo FS Italiane), has planned to start the connection on 2nd May. Four round trips per week with 32 loading units per train will be put on the tracks.
The connection, on which truck trailers with all kinds of goods are transported, will be operated as an open train system. The main customer is the Italian transport and logistics service provider Trans Italia with headquarter in Salerno. All services associated with the new relation will be taken over and controlled by TX Logistik. The route runs from Germany through Switzerland to Italy, to Padua in the Veneto region. There, Interporto Padova operates a modern rail terminal where around 275,000 TEU are handled between road and rail every year. In Germany, the combined transport terminal on the logport III site in Duisburg-Hohenbudberg is served, which is operated by TX Logistik together with two partners as Ziel Terminal GmbH.
For TX Logistik, which is responsible for international rail freight transport within the Mercitalia Group, Padua is an important expansion of the European network. The city is only about 25 kilometres away from Venice, where short-sea connections to the Balkan states can be used. At the same time, Veneto is Italy’s third most important export region – with Germany as its main trading partner. This offers good opportunities to shift more goods from road to rail.