17 November 2020 | Nuremberg
New direct train service links bayernhafen Nürnberg to Trieste
Connected: Adriatic, Peloponnese and Bosporus
Nuremberg, 17 November 2020 – On 6 November, the TriCon-Terminal in bayernhafen Nürnberg, along with the inland ports of Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Regensburg, Roth and Passau, one of the six locations of the bayernhafen corporate group, launched a new intermodal train service offering direct links to the seaport of Trieste in the north of Italy. From Trieste, further shipping services provide connections to Greece, Turkey and the surrounding economic regions.
The new direct train service between bayernhafen Nürnberg and Trieste shows that, even in these challenging times, the world of logistics is capable of developing and implementing trend-setting projects.
Joachim Zimmermann, CEO bayernhafen
The new direct link is operated by DFDS Mediterranean Business Unit, the Turkish subsidiary of the Danish shipping company DFDS, in cooperation with the Turkish-German logistics network Çobantur Boltas located in Allersberg. The weekly train service links Nuremberg via Trieste to the ports of Pendik and Ambarli in Turkey as well as destinations such as Patras in the western part of Greece – all ports that bring together regional and interregional traffic. The train itself can transport up to twenty-six 45-foot length containers and up to eight so-called ‘megatrailers’: each of these semi-trailers has an interior height of 3 metres and provides storage space for 34 pallets. For import and export they are primarily used for transporting automotive components, foodstuffs and consumer goods.
“The new direct train service between bayernhafen Nürnberg and Trieste shows that, even in these challenging times, the world of logistics is capable of developing and implementing trend-setting projects,” says bayernhafen’s Chief Executive Officer, Joachim Zimmermann. “Inland ports and logistics are key to ensuring the continued supply of goods. You can rely on us. The new train service delivers yet another contribution to shifting long-distance transport onto the rail system, which is considerably more environmentally friendly than transportation by road.”
We now also offer companies from the metropolitan region of Nuremberg direct access via Northern Italy…
Marcus Dober, Managing Director of TriCon Container-Terminal Nürnberg GmbH
The TriCon Terminal in bayernhafen Nürnberg already offers scheduled direct intermodal train links to the seaports on the German North Sea coast, to Verona, Rotterdam and to Chengdu in China. “We now also offer companies from the metropolitan region of Nuremberg direct access via Northern Italy to their customers in Greece, Turkey and the countries on the Black Sea,” says Marcus Dober, the Managing Director of TriCon Container-Terminal Nürnberg GmbH. “And in the other direction, companies based in these countries now have even faster access to their customers in the Greater Nuremberg area.”
In the near future, it is planned to increase the frequency of the rail service to two or three weekly departures.