The formation of Mercitalia is aimed at avoiding duplication of activities and maximising efficiency and forms part of FS’ 2017-2026 strategic business plan, which was unveiled in Rome in September 2016.

Mercitalia will have around 4000 employees and will operate through three divisions: Mercitalia Rail, Mercitalia Logistics and Mercitalia Terminal. However, by a setting up a single service centre, freight customers will have a dedicated business partner which FS hopes will save time and resources.