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By rail and ship to Turkey

[ January 16, 2014   //   ]

European multimodal transport operator Samskip Multimodal and Intercombi (ICL) Transport, a subsidiary of the leading logistics company Turkey Netlog Logistics Group have launched a joint service between Turkey and Europe.

Initially the initiative GreenBridge Multimodal service will offer three block trains per week between the Samskip Multimodal rail terminal in Duisburg to the Port of Trieste with connection to ships operating between Trieste and Istanbul. The company expects the block train service frequency to increase to five departures a week soon.

Connections to and from the UK are available. GreenBridge quotes journey times of between 10 and 19 days.

The service will also offer customs clearance assistance and customers will be able to follow the status of their bookings online.

General manager of Intercombi and the vice president of Netlog Logistics Group, Gökalp Çak, predicted: “The GreenBridge initiative will attract huge volumes. We will have the flexibility to adapt the number of containers and semi-trailers carried by GreenBridge to market demand.

He said the intermodal service would cut CO2 emissions by almost two thirds compared with road transport.


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