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[News] Ports of Genoa and Trieste: new agreements for their development

Various news have been announced at transport logistics, the international trade fair we attended in Munich from 4 to 7 June 2019. In particular, let’s see the details of new agreements concerning the ports of Genoa and Trieste.

The port of Genoa signs an agreement with Shenzhen

Shenzhen is one of the main Chinese ports, located in the province of Guandong, in the southern part of China and north of Hong Kong.

The link between the ports of Genoa and Shenzhen is already present, but now it has been further strengthened with a “sister agreement” between these ports, whose goal is to give even greater impetus to commercial relations, increasing traffic and rebalancing the flows between import and export.

According to the latest data, China represents 30% of the total interchange of the port of Genoa and, in this context, Shenzhen plays a primary role. In 2018 the interchange between the two ports was 110,000 TEUs and, in the period between January and April 2019, reached 36,000 TEUs.

Trieste strengthens relations with Germany by focusing on intermodal transport

The port of Trieste sees in the first quarter of 2019 a container traffic growth of 17% and +17.57% of the railway traffic, with 2,670 trains handled.

In fact, Trieste is increasingly becoming an “intermodal gateway” to access Europe through the Adriatic Sea. Three in particular the occurrences that go in this direction.

First, from July there will be a new railway connection between Trieste and Nuremberg. TRINUR, this is the name chosen for the connection, aims to increase the railway connectivity of Trieste with Central Europe, investing in particular in the development of relations with the Bavarian Land.

Second, it’s important to underline the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Port System Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea and the German group Kombiverkehr, which promotes an intermodal corridor between the port of Trieste and the terminal of Neuss Trimodal, located on the Rhine near Düsseldorf and run by Kombiverkehr itself.

Finally, in June a new intermodal connection will start to connect the port of Trieste with the Bologna interport, consolidating the latter as a “railway gateway” connecting both between northern Europe and central and southern Italy, and with the ports of Tyrrhenian and Adriatic seas.

All these news are indicative of the constant development of intermodal transport, which is – we believe – a great sector to invest in for an efficient and sustainable transport system.