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Ports: first EU customs corridor from Trieste to Austria

Checks at destination for saving time, more rail freight traffic

30 November, 12:04
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, NOV 30 - The first European international customs corridor, connecting the port of Trieste in Italy with the Fürnitz freight terminal in Carinthia, Austria, will open in January. The containers will be transferred directly from the ship to the cargo train, which will travel through Northern and Central Europe without being checked by customs until it reaches Austria. This is a significant benefit for goods, as they will travel faster and with fewer administrative procedures and costs, allowing for greater sea-rail intermodality. At the port of Trieste, security and mandatory checks, such as health checks, will be performed. The collaboration includes BB, Austrian railways (via the Rail Cargo Group), the Port System Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, Adriafer, the Italian and Austrian Customs Authorities, and the Carinthia Government. The Italian ambassador to Austria, Stefano Beltrame, and Austrian Finance Minister Magnus Brunner will be present at the signing of the agreement tomorrow in Vienna. (ANSA).

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