ÖBB rail freight transport to and from Italy still in service 11/03/20


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ÖBB rail freight transport to and from Italy still in service

Rail freight transport to and from Italy is still in service despite the restrictions on passenger transport.

The Rail Cargo Group is keeping the flow of goods on the rails and is able to increase capacity.

The impact of coronavirus can be felt across the entire European economy. As the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group, we are fully committed to protecting the health of our employees and everyone involved in our services. At the same time, it is our goal to ensure that our services continue to operate.

What can we guarantee

  • According to the current state of affairs, all freight trains are running on schedule without any restrictions.

  • Depending on customer requirements, capacities for intermodal and conventional rail freight transport from/to Italy can be increased at any time.

  • We can also provide transloading services between rail and road by means of our warehouses in Italy in Desio and San Stino die Livenza. In conjunction with our local logistics centres, we thus offer integrated transport and warehouse logistics including final distribution throughout Italy from a single source.

  • We can currently assure you that the following intermodal TransFER connections from and to Italy are still in service: Munich-Trieste; Salzburg-Trieste; Villach-Trieste; Wels-Trieste; Trieste-Vienna-Linz-Trieste; Salzburg-Trieste-Graz-Salzburg; Verona-Lübeck and Vienna-Melzo. With our conventional freight transport, including the transport of dangerous goods, we are operating services from Villach to/from S. Stino, Desio, S.Giorgio Di Nogaro, Lugo, Pescara, Maddaloni and Bicocca, thus offering the full range of safe, secure rail transport services to and from Italy.

  • Our end-to-end logistics solutions mean that we regularly transport large quantities for groups of wagon or block trains from A to B on fixed days and at fixed times, and also flexibly at short notice.

  • The Rolling Road (ROLA) on the Wörgl-Brenner route is operating; the frequency of its services are being determined based on capacity utilization on the part of forwarding agencies and truck drivers. The Trento-Wörgl ROLA route was temporarily suspended on 11th We are working on the possibilities of resuming services in consultation with our customers.

We are strictly adhering to the measures issued by the authorities in charge whilst making appropriate interventions based on local, national conditions and on how the situation develops.

Please direct your inquiries to: kommunikation@railcargo.com