CldN Cargo intensifies Benelux-Italy intermodal traffic
CldN Cargo, the logistics subsidiary of the CLdN Group, has expanded its network of intermodal connections between the Benelux and Italy. Starting from 14 February, the company has been operating a new service between the Port of Rotterdam and the Magli Intermodal Service (MIS) Terminal in Montirone, near Brescia. The new train was designed and is dedicated to transporting semi-trailers.
Currently, the new service has been running three times a week, connecting CLdN’s ro-ro terminal in Rotterdam with the Magli Intermodal Service (MIS) Terminal in Montirone, 13 kilometres south of Brescia. The intermodal connection will move CLdN Cargo’s own trailers and container equipment combined with other types of equipment sourced by CLdN’s forwarding division. “It has been on our wish list for a long time to have a rail connection to Italy under our own control,” pointed out a spokesperson of CLdN Cargo.
With this new product, CLdN Cargo aims to expand its activities in Italy, where it has been active for more than five years, providing intermodal transport services to Northern Europe with its own fleet of 5,500 trailer and container units. “Securing rail capacity is vital in this market with the increasing Italian volumes as well as the upcoming mobility package which will only boost unaccompanied rail and ro-ro traffic, ” noted a spokesperson of CLdN Cargo.
Besides the new Rotterdam-Brescia connection, CldN Cargo has an extensive network of intermodal connections between the Benelux ports and Italy. From the Port of Rotterdam, the company runs three more routes towards Italy, particularly to Verona, Melzo and Novara. Moreover, CldN Cargo operates two intermodal connections between the Belgian port of Zeebrugge and Italy, namely to Segrate, which is close to Milan, and Novara.