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Multimodal and smart.

Multimodal solutions are proving their advantage right now. With more protection for all employees involved and a plus in security of supply, we can ensure cross-border continuity of transport.

For us, intermodal transport plays a crucial role in maintaining the flow of traffic in Europe. With the expansion of our capacities and our established Trieste hub, we can continue to secure your procurement and distribution processes in Turkey, the Near East axis of Europe.

Our task is to offer sustainable and innovative transport logistics. Our supply chain solutions, the underlying operational processes and the structures within the entire COBANTUR BOLTAS network and its partners, ensure the utmost performance and efficiency. Contemporary and in accordance with all legal requirements, COBANTUR BOLTAS moves almost 65 percent of our total transport volume to and from Turkey, and to the Near and Middle East on an intermodal basis. Our goal is to further expand this form of transport and to optimise networking of the existing transport routes and carriers.

We can do more. That is our goal.

Currently available connections

  • Nuremberg – Trieste (Block Train): 2 departures per direction/week
  • Munich – Istanbul / Halkali (Block Train): 1 departure per direction/week
  • Cologne – Trieste: 8 departures per direction/week
  • Munich – Trieste: 4 departures per direction/week
  • Duisburg – Istanbul / Halkali: 3 departures per direction/week
  • Istanbul / HalkaliLudwigshafen: 2 departures per direction/week
  • Wels (Austria) – Trieste: daily departures

Train connections with gateway connections to all major economic centres (pre- and post carriage).

Further departure points for our intermodal rail loading are currently in progress, we will inform you in good time.

Ferry Connections

The ferry connections between Italy and Turkey saves 3000 kilometres of road travel as well as the associated environmental pollution and costs.

Trieste to / from Pendik, Yalova, Ambarli, Cesme and Mersin as well as Patras (Greece)

Trieste to / from Patras: 3 departures per direction/week

Trieste to / from Yalova: 2 departures per direction/week

Trieste to / from Mersin: 2 departures per direction/week

Trieste to / from Ambarli: 3 departures per direction/week

Trieste to / from Pendik: 6 departures per direction/week

Trieste to / from Cesme: 3 departures per direction/week and

Sete to / from Yalova: 3 departures per direction/week

Why ferries? 4,000 RoRo units between Europe and Turkey avoid approx. 11 million road kilometres in a single year. Using a ferry to transport goods still creates the lowest emissions overall. This is why ferry transport has been part of our corporate concept for decades.

Pre and post carriage

Area-wide inland connections/freight in Turkey with approx. 200 tractor units.





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Intermodal. Multimodal. Combined Transport.

When trucks, railways and ocean-going vessels interact within a multimodal transport chain, each mode of transport must use its specific strengths.

In theory, the basic concept is amazingly simple. The smart transport of goods using various transport modes without the transported goods leaving their loading equipment, i.e. containers, swap bodies, semi-trailers / truck trailers, when changing. Operationally, the reality is much more complex.

The intermodal transport chain uses at least two different modes of transport. We speak of combined transport when the primary transport sector is by either train or boat, i.e. trucks are only used for short distances for pre- and post-carriage.

During that primary transport sector, a distinction is made between unaccompanied traffic, where only the load unit, e.g. the container, is transported by rail, from accompanied traffic. This variant, also known under the striking term “Rolling Road”, not only carries the container but also the tractor unit during transport, the driver spends the rest time in the couchette car.

Each variant has specific advantages and disadvantages. What they all have in common is that in addition to ecological advantages, intermodality provides shippers with greater economic efficiency and security of supply.

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