ICTSI’s Croatia terminal welcomes new train service

A new rail cargo service connecting the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal, a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc., in Rijeka port, Croatia with Budapest, Hungary has been launched.

AGCT has lauded rail freight company Metrans for launching the new service between Rijeka and Csepel Terminal in Bucharest and Metrans’ entire intermodal network in Europe.

The common rail service runs twice per week at a fixed timetable, offering a direct connection between Rijeka and Budapest without stopovers, as well as attractive transit times.

“Unlike the multiple regular weekly block trains between Rijeka and different rail hubs in Budapest that are dedicated to individual clients, this common user service enables freight forwarders and shippers to book landside services directly with Metrans. It is very encouraging to see the second common rail service launched within two months,” AGCT CEO Emmanuel Papagiannakis said.

The Hungarian market is the second largest for AGCT and one of the most important in Europe, according to Papagiannakis.

“Already a significant manufacturing and consumer market, Hungary sees potential for further growth as the economy continues its strong development. Metrans’ new service also creates potential for Slovakia, Austria, Czechia and Romania, and confirms the growing significance of AGCT as a gateway for Southern, Central and Southeastern Europe,”  he said.

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