Freight News, Rail

Transmec offers intermodal option

[ February 26, 2016   //   ]

Groupage specialist Transmec has launched a UK-Italy intermodal link with three departures per week each way.

It uses a direct rail connection between Zeebrugge, Belgium, and Novara in north-west Italy and includes collect and ship capability from across the UK and forward shipment by road throughout Italy. It complements Transmec’s existing road transport options.

Typical schedules include Birmingham-Milan five days, London-Bologna four days, Leeds-Turin five days. Transit times are also optimised by a short pre-advice notice

Transmec is using its own fleet of 200 Huckepack (piggyback) trailers on the route under the direct control of a dedicated office network.

John Simkins, general manager of Transmec UK, said: “The service offers a compelling alternative to road with differences in transit times of just 24 hours. As well as being cost-effective, it’s also environmentally-friendly, helping customers to meet critical targets for reducing CO2 emissions.”

Giovan Battista Amodeo, manager of Transmec’s Milan branch, added that he had already received a large number of orders and expected demand to keep on growing.

Transmec has three UK depots at West Thurrock, Redditch and Bradford and nine in Italy, including its group headquarters at Campogalliano, Modena.