Thursday, October 11, 2018

Container Shipping Line Extends Logistics Capabilities with Intermodal Rail Link

MSC Launches New Spanish Track Borne Service
Shipping News Feature
SPAIN – The world's second largest container shipping line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), has extended its intermodal logistics offerings by announcing the launch of a new rail freight service to connect Spanish agricultural producers and other exporters to international markets.

The new service aims to improve cargo links between Seville and Cordoba (Spain) and destinations in the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Far East, beginning in October 2018. It is expected to run at least twice a week from both Seville’s inland maritime port – Puerto de Sevilla – and Cordoba’s cargo rail terminal and the port of Valencia, a major hub port in the Mediterranean.

The object of MSC’s new rail service is to provide better connectivity and improved transit times for exporters in various southern regions of Spain, for example shippers of olive oil with track borne containers providing an alternative to the traditional road haulage route.

The new service complements MSC’s successful rail service between Seville and Sines, Portugal, which was launched earlier this year and has already benefited Iberian shippers seeking better, faster access to market for their produce and goods.