RCG says the non-stop connection between the up Adriatic port of Venice, Italy, and the intermodal terminal in Duisburg, Germany, will operate three times a week.

“Venice is at the top of the Italian port rankings and is on a growth course,” RCG says. “The Veneto region thus plays a decisive role as a hub on the upper Italian Adriatic.”

RCG has been handling increasing volumes from the southern ports of Trieste (Italy), Koper (Slovenia), and Rijeka (Croatia), with 3365 trains serving Trieste Freeport in 2018.

RCG says the new service will provide a direct link between Venice and the trans-shipment hub in Duisburg, a gateway for transport to and from Scandinavia. The TransFER Duisburg - Venice service will also offer ferry connections to Brindisi (Italy), Patras (Greece) and Pendik (Turkey), extending the logistics offer to Greece and strengthening its position in Turkey.