MSC has further integrated its intermodal inland transportation services as it attempts to strengthen its position in the Italian cargo market.
By combining its shipping services with inland operations, it aims to create door-to-door delivery solutions for companies of all sizes, with cargo switching between ships and trains in a fast and green way.
The carrier now offers seven direct ports of call with close proximity to Italy’s northern industrial hinterland, representing the widest port coverage in the country.
In addition, it provides a local feeder network from the Port of Gioia Tauro to southern locations such as Bari and Naples, as well as Livorno on the west coast.
MSC also owns an inland intermodal network, which provides 110 train rotations and more than 10,000 truck trips per week.
The company has recently worked to expand, improve and integrate its Italian rail offering, for example by developing rail services in Genoa to decongest the port area.
It has incorporated logistics and secure storage options to plan deliveries with precision and flexibility. A maximum of two days is required to tranship containers from any port in norther Italy to any Italian location.
International rail services departing the port of Trieste now penetrate a number of hinterland European markets such as Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
According to the carrier, these services mean that it can ship a variety of cargoes from frozen food or fresh flowers, chemicals or cars, directly to their final destination in a quick and integrated way.