Joint spearhead for intermodal terminals
Two partners are joining forces: FS Italiane, Italy’s state-owned railway company headquartered in Rome, and the Geneva-based shipping company MSC plan to build new terminals dedicated to intermodal maritime traffic - together.
The companies aim to expand the network of freight transport logistics between ports in Italy and the rest of Europe. This is the main objective of the memorandum of understanding that was signed by Sabrina De Filippis, CEO of Mercitalia Logistics, the lead company of the FS Group's logistics pole, and Giuseppe Prudente, chief logistics officer of MSC and president of Medlog, in the presence of Luigi Ferraris, CEO of the FS Group, and Gianluigi Aponte, chairman of the MSC Group.
"The memorandum signed today, with an important international partner, confirms the commitment that the FS Group is pursuing to become the European player in logistics," said De Filippis. "The agreement is part of the actions of our industrial plan, which envisages the upgrading of existing terminals and the construction of new multimodal hubs, technologically advanced and with a low impact on the environment."
The collaboration is intended to lead to the creation of a new company controlled by Mercitalia Logistics (51%) and shared by Medlog (49%), MSC Group’s specialist for intermodality and logistics. The agreement was signed in Geneva.
More logistics news from Italy in the dedicated regional supplement of ITJ 47-48/2023 out today, 17 November 2023. Feel free to visit also the ITJ website www.transportjournal.com where you can catch up on any articles you might have missed. (cd)