Evergreen connecting Far East/Germany via Adriatic
Evergreen Line is starting a dedicated block train service between the Adriatic port of Trieste and Munich in Southern Germany, designed to connect with the Taiwanese carrier’s weekly Far East-Adriatic (ADR) service.
The Trieste/Munich block train service will initially run twice a week in both directions, gradually increasing to five times a week by the end of the year. Northbound trains will depart Trieste every Tuesday and Friday, while southbound connections will depart Munich-Riem every Thursday and Saturday. Transit time is about 11 hours.
The ADR service uses seven 3,150-TEU vessels calling Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Alexandria Dekheila, Taranto, Rijeka, Trieste, Koper, Taranto, Tanjung Pelepas and back to Shanghai.
“In comparison to the busy Northern European ports, Trieste is a congestion-free alternative with the benefits of faster transit times between the heart of Europe and the Far East, and considerably cheaper tariffs,” said Pier Luigi Maneschi, chairman of Evergreen subsidiary Italia Marittima SpA.
“The speed and convenience of Evergreen Line’s ADR service combined with the new direct shuttle train between Trieste and Munich-Riem, adds a direct link to Vienna and Budapest to the already existing services offered from Koper and Trieste.”