Duisport is preparing to invest in the hinterland of the Port of Trieste, as it looks to strengthen its network in northern Italy with better rail connections and logistics services.
The investment by duisport together with the Port of Authority of Trieste and local financial holding company Fruilia will target Interporto di Trieste, a company with the Trieste port community.
Interporto operates three logistics facilities in and around Trieste, all with rail connections and a total of almost 1m sq m of floor space and approximately 130,000 sq m of storage space.
In addition to customs clearance, the services offered include the preparation of intermodal and logistical concepts as well as targeted land development in the port area of Trieste.
The current negotiations are based on the strategic cooperation between duisport and the Trieste Port Authority, which has been in place since summer 2017.
Erich Staake, CEO of duisport, said: “This is a meaningful extension of our international network. Especially for our customers who set their priorities in the transport of goods in the European area.”
The Port of Trieste, which is the largest seaport in the Upper Adriatic, is considered an important maritime gateway for Central and Eastern. Trieste is also involved in the Belt and Road Initiative via the maritime Silk Road.
According to the German inland port, the investment shows that duisport provides the expertise in the development of logistic areas, but also “creates an attractive added value for the entire duisport network” through the logistic connection of Duisburg and Trieste.