Inter-rail is a new way of thinking and operating the railways in North-Eastern Italy. It's a project for integrated logistics management, from the raw materials to the finished products, meant to develop and strengthen the role of railway transportation in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Inter-rail is in the market as a logistical operator, taking care of import and export railway shipments for leading companies in Northern Italy. It also deals with studying and carrying out diverse logistical activities concerning the transportation of goods by rail, waterway and road. Its activities include freight handling, shunting, marshalling yard maintenance, and coordination of junctions and rail lines. The company is able to organize block-train shipments by availing itself of private Italian and foreign operators, and multimodal shipments starting from Italian terminals towards Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, the Scandinavian countries, Greece, and the East European countries, with several weekly block trains.
Inter-rail is confirmed as one of the leading logistical operators in this field in Italy, with a comprehensive offer of services, ranging from the classic activity of rail shipments to warehouse logistics and the management of loading and unloading in land and sea terminals, to the distribution by road and intermodal distribution in Italy and Europe, and up to shipping by sea.
In summary, Inter-rail proposes itself in the market as the one-stop partner able to manage the whole, all-round logistical distribution process, from the procurement to the distribution of goods, according to the MTO (Multimodal Transport Operator) model.
Inter-rail SpA was established in 2003 as a purchasing consortium for rail freight by three major companies of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
It is active in the market since 2007 as a logistical operator, taking care of the import and export railway shipments for leading companies in Northern Italy, and, in particular, for Fantoni SpA and Acciaierie Bertoli Safau SpA (a company of the Danieli Group). It deals with studying and carrying out diverse logistical activities concerning the transportation of goods by rail, waterway and road. Its activities also include freight handling, organizing shunting, marshalling yard maintenance and coordination of junctions and rail lines.
When it comes to rail shipments, Inter-rail is able to offer, by making use of several Italian and foreign railway companies, competitive rates as well as its own logistical support all over the European network. Rail traffic in the Italian territory is mainly handled through the collaboration of an associated company, InRail SpA.