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Ports: Trieste; Cosco starts container trains with Slovenia

D'Agostino, a new market opens for Julian harbor

27 June, 22:08
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 27 GIU - Chinese shipping giant Cosco opened a rail link with Slovenia today at the Port of Trieste.

"It's a company train, for a single firm, every week, for now." Soon Cosco will also be running its trains to Hungary. The president of the Eastern Adriatic Sea Port System Authority, Zeno D'Agostino, announced.

"The trains to Hungary," D'Agostino explained, "will carry goods from multiple customers daily." The port of Trieste, he added, "is an all-round rail hub. There is now no terminal in our port of call that does not run traditional and intermodal trains. Trains come and go mainly from abroad: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. The traffic in the last five years has been driven by our ability to grow rail services throughout Central and Eastern Europe. As of today, we are also adding Slovenia. It's a new market opening up until now served only by Koper. It's an advantage." According to D'Agostino, this is "a good start. We begin with one train a week, but then the service could increase with more daily trains. So we start with Slovenia and Cosco. There are now many container companies that are choosing Trieste." (ANSA).

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