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Grimaldi Group Launches Intermodal Link With Venice, Lübeck

Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement with the Venice Port Authority and Lübeck Port Authority for creation of an intermodal connection via the ports of Venice and Lübeck, to connect points in Sweden, Finland and Russia with southern Italy and Greece.

The parties said their goal is to provide a connection by daily train departures in both directions to ferry arrivals and departures in the ports involved in the new service. Freight will be transported aboard Grimaldi roll-on/roll-off vessels, linking the port of Patras, Greece with Venice on a three-times-weekly basis. It will then be loaded aboard direct trains to the Port of Lübeck in northern Germany, acting as a gate to the Baltic Sea region. From there, freight will be shipped through ferry connections to and from Scandinavian countries, the Baltic States and Russia. The project was designed in conjunction with joint development of a new railway bridge between the ports of Venice and Lübeck, which is expected to accommodate between two and six weekly trains with 30 containers or trailers each, linking the two ports within 26 to 30 hours.

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The parties said their goal is to provide a connection by daily train departures in both directions to ferry arrivals and departures in the ports involved in the new service. Freight will be transported aboard Grimaldi roll-on/roll-off vessels, linking the port of Patras, Greece with Venice on a three-times-weekly basis. It will then be loaded aboard direct trains to the Port of Lübeck in northern Germany, acting as a gate to the Baltic Sea region. From there, freight will be shipped through ferry connections to and from Scandinavian countries, the Baltic States and Russia. The project was designed in conjunction with joint development of a new railway bridge between the ports of Venice and Lübeck, which is expected to accommodate between two and six weekly trains with 30 containers or trailers each, linking the two ports within 26 to 30 hours.

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