Hinterland rail agreement between Zeebrugge port, Duisburg port and Cosco terminal
Photo (duisport): On good cooperation (from left to right): Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer, duisport-Group, and David Liu, CEO of CSP Zeebrugge Terminal, Joachim Coens, CEO Port of Zeebrugge, and Peter Plewa, Managing Director duisport agency GmbH.
Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport), the Belgium port of Zeebrugge (Port of Zeebrugge) and the Cosco-Shipping Zeebrugge Terminal (CSP) have intensified their collaboration. Now the trilateral agreement regarding the new hinterland connection for combined rail transport has been formalized in a contract.
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Tunnels on the line between Gallarate and Luino will be adapted for rail freight TEN-T standards.
Photo (Martin Brandt): Lago Maggiore plains, through which the Gallarate – Luino line passes into Bellinzona, seen from Monte Ceneri.
The Gallarate – Luino line is part of the Rhine-Alpine railway Corridor, in the North of Italy at the border with Switzerland. It connects Milan and its main container terminal at Busto Arsizio with Bellinzona and the Gotthard line, bypassing Monte Ceneri as well as the Milan agglomeration. In the summer time RFI, the owner of the infrastructure, will operate on the line in order to adapt its tunnels to TEN-T standards.
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