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Strengthening of partnership Mars Logistics, DFDS and CFL multimodal between Luxembourg and Trieste

Mars Logistics, DFDS and CFL multimodal announce the reinforcement of their partnership by increasing the service from Bettembourg-Dudelange to Trieste from 9 to 12 roundtrips per week by Q4 2019.

Mars Logistics, DFDS and CFL multimodal successfully concluded a partnership to expand their service offering on the Europe-Turkey route. The three partners are convinced that this cooperation, which focuses on the quality and reliability of multimodal services, including rail and sea, will increase the attractiveness of this service offering and attract new customers.

By Q4 2019, the number of rotations will be increased to 12 roundtrips per week between Bettembourg-Dudelange and Trieste. The multimodal hub of Luxembourg provides further daily rail shuttles to Ghent and Zeebrugge, with ferry connections towards UK and Scandinavia. Other intermodal connections include Antwerp, Lyon, Poznan (2020), Le Boulou and Barcelona. From Trieste, ferry connections serve the ports of Istanbul and Mersin in Turkey.

Mr Fraenz Benoy, Managing director of CFL multimodal: “This is an important step in further reinforcing the intermodal offer on this route. We are pleased to strengthen our ties with DFDS and to build on our close and long-standing cooperation with Mars Logistics.”

Mr Lars Hoffmann, Vice President and Head of DFDS Business Unit Mediterranean said that “the agreement between CFL multimodal, Mars Logistics and DFDS paved the way for having more intermodal connections from Trieste to Bettembourg, which would allow an increase in the cargo flow between Europe and Turkey and supporting Turkish exports using intermodal solutions.”

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