New train to Budapest, a project in collaboration with Katowice
TRIESTE – A new train from Trieste to Budapest together with new connections with southern Germany and study for further connections with Poland. These are some of the most important news for the Port of Trieste and themes that emerged at the Transport Logistic of Monaco.
Zeno D’Agostino, the Commissioner of the Port Authority, said: “the vocation of Trieste is to serve Bavaria, all our efforts are at this time focused on train connections. This is our key message for potential partners and investors at the Transport Logistic Fair in Monaco”.
The new connection with Budapest from Villa Opicina will be effective within May as well as more container trains to Monaco and Ulm. This is a first step towards the objective of further connections in particular with Central and Eastern Europe.
During the fair in Monaco the leaders of the Authority met with representatives of Polish railways to define a partnership for the development of a connection with Katowice.
Other meetings where held with Austria’s Rail Cargo Administrator Eric Regter, with representatives from Trenitalia, from the interport of Nuremberg, from DB Shenker, The port of Duisburg as well as the shippers association of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The Port of Trieste is equipped with an internal railway system (70km of tracks) connected with national and international railways, allowing all peers to be served. Adriafer, the APT controlled company that conducts railroad operations in the port, has moved 4.500 trains in 2014 and expects at least 4.800 in 2015.