This article reviews the plans for expansion of the rail freight industry in Italy, including co-operation with other transport modes. The national rail freight company Trenitalia Cargo is to be made an integrated logistics company in which rail transport will be only a part. Connections with sea transport are seen as especially important as are connections to pan-European transport corridors across Eastern Europe as well as to the West. Co-operation is sought with road transport and the business would include all transport options and warehousing. New initiatives include "rolling road" services where trucks are transported by rail on flat-bed wagons. On-board technology includes IT systems for wagon management, timetable scheduling, train monitoring and fleet assignment.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • KNUTTON, M
  • Publication Date: 2004-12


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 18-20
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  • Accession Number: 00988543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM