MSC Strengthens Short Sea & Intermodal Offering for Italian Cargo Market


MSC Strengthens Short Sea & Intermodal Offering for Italian Cargo Market


MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has consolidated its leading position in the Italian cargo market by offering the fastest transit times around the Mediterranean and by further integrating its growing intermodal inland transportation services.

Building on its proud Italian heritage and on decades of experience of moving freight around Europe, MSC has increasingly been combining its frequent shipping services with inland operations to create seamless, door-to-door delivery solutions for companies of all sizes. Cargo switches between ships and trains in a speedy and environmentally-efficient way.

MSC’s shipping line now offers the widest port coverage in Italy, including seven direct ports of call with close proximity to the country’s northern industrial heartland. This is complemented by 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.

Beyond Italy, it’s only a short hop by sea to major markets in Europe, north Africa and the Middle East.

Less well known perhaps, is the inland intermodal network owned by MSC which provides 110 train rotations and more than 10,000 truck trips a week.

MSC has recently been working on expanding, improving and integrating its Italian rail offering in particular. For example, by developing rail services in Genoa to decongest the port area and by incorporating logistics and secure storage options to plan deliveries with precision and flexibility. A maximum of just two days is required to transship 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.

With this renewed commitment to dedicate short sea and intermodal services to the Italian market, MSC can be relied on to 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.

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