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Rail Cargo Operator connects Verona and Arad


New service from the intermodal railway logistics specialist ensures an optimum rail connection

Rail Cargo Operator is continuing to expand its customer offer in Europe and beyond. As part of its implementation of customised transport and logistics solutions, Rail Cargo Operator will in the future offer its customers a new return service between northern Italy and Romania, running three times each week. The intermodal rail connection between Verona and Arad will start on June 19, 2017 and thus inaugurate an intermodal corridor that has so far barely been linked.

Expansion of the Rail Cargo Operator network is entering the next phase

The large flows of goods between the important Northern Italian industrial region and Romania are still predominantly transported by road. Yet it is precisely for these routes that intermodal transport offers huge potential, as the advantages of rail can be optimally used. Thanks to its competitive journey time between the Interporto Quadrante Europa di Verona terminal and the Railport in Arad, together with optimum times for availability and closing of cargo and a corresponding pricing structure, the new RCO rail service offers an attractive rail alternative for all combined transport containers. All container types, tanks, swap bodies and (mega)trailers can be transported.

Starting on June 19 with three weekly departures in each direction, Rail Cargo Operator will thus offer the only open train system for intermodal consignments between Northern Italy and Romania. On the 1,109 km long route between Verona and Arad, the trains travel through five European countries – in an unbeatable journey time of less than 40 hours. The market demand before operation begins has shown that the service is going to be popular. As a result of the high level of bookings in the run-up to operation, Rail Cargo Operator is already working on increasing the number of round trips. In other words, depending on market demand, the departure frequency may shortly be increased to five round trips per week.