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17 February 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:50 GMT+1

February 1, 2018

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Last year the volumes of traffic arranged enlivened from Hupac have grown of +3.5%

In the second half of the year, period in which us they have been the interruptions of the lines Rhenish and Luino, is recorded a decrease of -1,6%

In the 2017 traffic arranged enlivened via railroad from the Swiss operator Hupac it has been pairs to about 763 thousand street shipments, with an increment of +3.5% on the year precedence, increase - it has evidenced the company - obtained in spite of a loss of beyond 30 thousand shipments due at the close total of seven weeks of the line Rhenish near Rastatt.

Last year the transalpine transports on track enlivened from Hupac through Switzerland have been pairs to 468 thousand shipments (+3.9%), those through Austria to 37 thousand shipments (- 2.2%) and the transalpine transports through France to 4 thousand shipments (+13.0%). The not transalpine traffic is piled to 254 thousand shipments (+3.5%).

In the single second half of the year of the 2017 enlivened total traffic from Hupac it has been of 355 thousand shipments, with a bending of the -1,6% on the first half of the year precedence generated from the contraction of the -2,5% of the transalpine transports, of which 214 thousand shipments via Switzerland (- 2.3%), 18 thousand via Austria (- 6.0%) and 2 thousand via France (+8.5%), while the not transalpine traffic is increased of +0.3% to 121 thousand shipments.

Hupac has specified that on the second half of the year last year it has weighed not only the impact of the interruption of the line Rhenish, with less than a third party of the 300 trains to week usually managed from the company on this draft that can circular on shunting line lines, but also the remarkable negative repercussions on the traffic of the closing of six months of the line of Luino between Bellinzona and Gallarate.

For the 2018 Hupac it previews that the question of transports will remain supported. The society has emphasized the adopted initiatives in order to tackle to the previewed development of the activity and in order to return reliable and sure the traffic: between these, the projects for the terminals of Milan Shunting, Piacenza and Brescia, currently in phase of realization, that they will guarantee an ulterior ability to transfer with the opening of the corridor of four meters in 2020. Moreover concepts for the diversification of the distances of the trains to the aim to reduce the risks, and solutions of backup for a more flexible management of the increasing are under elaboration new disturbance factors.

The director of Hupac, Beni Kunz, has illustrated also the development of the new services put in field from the company, between which the connections Hanover - Novara and Zeebrugge CobelFret - Novara for the segment of market of the trailer of four meters, besides a daily train shuttle between Singen and Cremona. "Together with our partner Neska Intermodal - it has added Kunz - we are elaborating of the connections between the terminal Köln Nord and Italy. For the income in new markets which Iran, the Caucasus and central Asia, we count on the expert grip collaboration with partner". To such purpose, beginning from the current month the axis of transport of Southeastern Europe is strengthened by a train Rotterdam/Duisburg - Istanbul (Halkali).

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