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

April 6, 2018

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To October Mercitalia Logistics it will begin to use the Alta Velocità net/Alta Capacità also for the transport goods

The terminals of Bologna Interporto and Caserta Marcianise will be connected in three hours and 20 minutes

The next October Mercitalia Logistics, the society of Polo Mercitalia of the group Italian FS, will inaugurate the new service cargo all freight Mercitalia Fast that will be carried out with train ETR 500 and using Italian net AV/AC in order to connect the terminals of Bologna Interporto and Caserta Marcianise. The time of travel will be of three hours and 20 minutes to an average speed of 180 kilometers per hour in order to cover the 600 kilometers from origin to destiny.

The new service Mercitalia Fast is devised in order to transport produced sensitive Time, that is in times defined breviums and, for customers which couriers expressed, operating logistic, real estate producers, distributors and valorizzatori and could be "manifactured" made-to-measure. The goods will on board travel of a ETR 500 (12 cars for a transport ability equivalent to 18 Tir or two airplanes 747 Boeing Cargo) purposely equipped for the transport of roll container (70x80x180 1m ³/220 kg), easy and fast to load, to unload and to stow.

To the initiative Interporto Bologna collaborates, that it will be the "commercial heart" and the "operating car" able also to guarantee the offer of the services to added value (traceability, cold chain), the distribution of "last mile".

The new service and the operating results of the first year of activity of Polo Mercitalia are illustrated today to Milan by Renato Mazzoncini, managing director and general manager of the Italian group FS, Ivan Soncini, president of Mercitalia Logistics, and Marco Gosso, managing director of Mercitalia Logistics. It anticipates also Maurizio Maresca, member of the technical structure of mission of the Ministry of Infrastructures and the Transports.

"With the new service Mercitalia Fast - Marco Gosso has explained - we will use the Alta Velocità net/Alta Capacità also for the transport goods. Our objective is to offer a service made-to-measure to the customers who must deliver the goods in fast way, reliable and punctual. Today we are the only railway enterprise to being able to guarantee this business. We will begin the next October with the Caserta-Bologna connection from the terminals Caserta Marcianise and Bologna Interporto. In future we count to extend the offer also to other present terminals in the main Italian cities touched by Network AV/AC: Turin, Novara, Milan, Brescia, Verona, Padua, Rome and Bari".

The managing director of FS Italian has traced the first budget of Polo Mercitalia, been born in January 2017 from the grouping of the Italian societies of the group FS that operate in the business of the transport goods and the logistics. In its first year of activity - he has emphasized Renato Mazzoncini - Polo Mercitalia "has centered the economic results and industrial obtained, he is in terms of carried out investments is regarding the objectives indicated in industrial plan 2017-2026. We have so given start - it has evidenced - to I abroad throw again of the logistic field goods and in Italy and. The restructure and the reorganization of the industrial truths cargo and logistics of the group - it has added Mazzoncini - have generated smaller operating superstructures and a greater productive efficiency. In the field, then, we have previewed 1,5 billion euros in ten years. In a year we have already activated investments for 500 million euros that, thanks to the strengthening of the intermodalità and to the development of the markets with transport offers goods to high added value, will carry to us to reach in the 2026 revenues for 2,1 billion".

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