Monfalcone: Cpm, Deutsche Bahn and Wallenius-Wilhelmsen sign an agreement to ship cars from Europe

MONFALCONE - A cooperation agreement was signed today in Monfalcone between Compagnia Portuale Srl and two major international partners to attract new clients and cargo to Portorosega. The partners of the initiative that could pave the way for strong developments in the short term, are DB Cargo Logistics GmbH, the logistics department of the German railways and Wallenius Willemsen Logistics, a global leader in RoRo shipping and logistics.

With the strength of the three parties, the Joint Venture "Mediterranean Hub Monfalcone" and Compagnia Portuale intend bringing part of the European vehicle production which is shipped today to Asia  through the ports of Northern Europe, to Friuli Venezia Giulia.  By this the transport time to Asian markets can be reduced by up to eight days. At the local level CPM is committed to investing in equipment and training that will put it in a position to handle the new traffic, which we expect will provide new job opportunities. The signing took place today in Azienda Speciale per il Porto di Monfalcone (the local government office that aims to foster and stimulate the structural development of the maritime-port activities of Monfalcone), including Konrad Kurz, Senior Vice President, Land based Operations & Terminals-Atlantic, Martin Mc Ardle, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Germany GmbH, Christian Lang, Area Manager/SVP Finished Vehicles, DB Cargo Logistics GmbH and Riccardo Scaramelli, President of Compagnia Portuale Srl.