Contship Italia S.p.A.

05/15/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/15/2024 07:30

Hannibal strengthens its intermodal offer between Italy and the Netherlands: from June six weekly services between Melzo and Botlek Rotterdam terminals

Hannibal intermodal transport offer is growing, increasing the frequency of its service on the Melzo-Rotterdam route: starting from June 10, 2024, daily round-trip services between Italy and Northern Europe will be operated, directly connecting the RHM - Rail Hub Milano with the Rotterdam Botlek terminal. Trains will depart from the terminals daily from Monday to Saturday, bringing the weekly rotations from 5 to 6.

The increased frequency of the service will provide more flexible connections and solutions to Hannibal's customers, meeting the growing demand along one of Europe's most economically important corridors. Rotterdam-Botlek offers strategic connections to and from the UK and Ireland, facilitating direct embarkations for maritime services without the need for truck transfers between the rail terminal and the embarkation/disembarkation in the marine terminal.

The service is available for containers (Tank, 20', 23', 25', 30', 40', 45') and semi-trailers with a P400 profile. The increase in circulations will take the equivalent of 240 trucks per week off the road, approximately 11,500 per year, with emissions savings compared to an all-road of more than 50%.

"Our customers rely on Hannibal's intermodal solutions to move their volumes in an increasingly efficient and flexible way, and the direct Melzo-Rotterdam Botlek service confirms our high standards in terms of reliability and punctuality, taking advantage of the domestic and international connectivity of RHM (Rail Hub Milano)" commented Andrea Spagnuolo, Sales & Business Development Manager of Contship Italia.