Tibbett Logistics, the operator of South-Eastern Romania’s prime intermodal rail terminal, has this week received the first scheduled train with intermodal wagons from Germany and Austria.
The new service will initially comprise two trains a week in each direction.
The open-access terminal is used to transfer shipping containers arriving on rail wagons to road trailers, and vice versa.
Tibbett reckons BIRFT is the only such facility in Romania operating regular scheduled block trains between Constanta Port and Bucharest, on both import and export movements.
Chief executive David Goldsborough, said: “We have developed additional services so that we can customise the mix of rail-based and road-based transportation in either containers or conventional trucks – depending on the exact needs of the customer.
“Given the increasing cost of diesel, this is being very well received by both existing clients and those coming to the service for the first time.”