Our company, 100% owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, was founded in 2008 to provide integrated operation of terminal services within RFI's intermodal networked freight terminals.
The foundation of the relationship with RFI is the Terminal Contract dated 30 July 2008, renewed in 2013, by which we provide all requesting market operators, on equal terms and without discrimination, with “first and last-mile” terminal services such as terminal access, handling, intermodal transport unit (UTC) and, where applicable, rail shunting services. Following the same logic of fair and non-discriminatory service, we also operate intermodal terminals owned by other Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group companies and others.
All activities performed are at market rates capable of guaranteeing an economic and financial balance in compliance with the public obligations imposed by current legislation on the Infrastructure Operator and Terminal Operators. In compliance with these principles, we are committed to ensuring:
The development of rail freight transport also at an international level is closely linked to our core business. The network of terminals where we provide our services represents the point of origin and destination of goods travelling along both national and international land and sea routes.
In line with the European Union's policies for the revival and development of rail freight transport and with EU projects and programmes to modernise and optimise the entire sector, the activities and business strategies we adopt are aimed at reinforcing the integration between maritime and rail transport and at increasing the development of the interoperability of rolling stock among the various rail networks. Our ultimate goal is to reduce traffic congestion, accidents and air pollution caused by the modal imbalance of transport systems. Against this background, we are engaged in European research projects aimed at proposing innovative solutions to increase rail transport.