MERCITALIA RAIL is the MERCITALIA Group company that specialises in rail traction: it is the main rail cargo company in Italy and one of the most important in Europe.
MERCITALIA RAIL offers a complete range of solutions for conventional and combined transport. Running 2000 trains a week, it provides links to the main ports, interports, terminals and industrial sidings throughout Italy and along international transport corridors, where it works directly or in partnership with other operators.
The company offers flexible and customized services to the largest Italian and European operators and, because it is integrated with other MERCITALIA Group companies, completes the range of rail transport options with complementary logistics services.
MERCITALIA RAIL 's sales force is organized in business sectors:
• INDUSTRY, WHICH INCLUDES IRON AND STEEL, CHEMICAL AND AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CHAINS
• INTERMODAL, WHICH PROVIDES RAIL AND LOGISTICS SERVICES TO MULTIMODAL OPERATORS (MTO), TO LARGE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING COMPANIES AND TO PRINCIPAL SHIPPING LINES
• GENERAL CARGO, WHICH IS AIMED AT A VARIOUS RANGE OF SECTORS, INCLUDING: CONSUMER GOODS, RAW MATERIALS, MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, MILITARY TRANSPORT AND EXCEPTIONAL LOADS
MERCITALIA RAIL has an important fleet of locomotives (300 electric and 100 diesel traction locomotives) and wagons (19.600 wagons, which are specially designed for the freight to be transported). The company is certified as an Entity in Charge of Maintenance in accordance with European regulations, and has its own workshops for maintaining and revamping all its rolling stock.
Innovation and development are strategic drivers for Mercitalia Rail, which is implementing more efficient and competitive transport solutions, which respond to customer demands for heavier and longer trains (2,500 gross tonnes and 750 metres).
MERCITALIA RAIL implements sustainable development policies with special attention to safety and environmental protection: in 2017 rail transport took 1.5 million trucks off the road, thus helping to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and other harmful substances (around 40 million tonnes of goods were
transported in 2017 , saving 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 compared with equivalent road transport