Terminali Italia, a member of the FS Italiane Group, has joined forces with Brescia-based company Italghisa Srl to expand its network of intermodal terminals. The result of the agreement is the inclusion of the Bagnolo Mella Intermodale terminal in Terminali Italia's portfolio.
BMI Terminal has a panning area of 65,000 m2, with potential expansion options for up to 150,000 m2. Its facilities handle semi-trailers, containers, and swap bodies, as well as the storage and repair of intermodal transport units.
Terminali Italia has also secured authorisation from the customs and monopolies agency (ADM) for the establishment of a fast customs corridor between the Port of La Spezia and the Segrate terminal in Milan. This corridor, utilized by the multimodal transport operator Medlog Italia, enables customs clearance of goods directly at the Segrate terminal.
These corridors also connect Marzaglia (Modena) to the ports of La Spezia and Ravenna, as well as Bologna to the port of Gioia Tauro. The reduction in customs clearance accelerates loading and unloading processes at the ports, giving them an advantage over other ports in Europe. At the same time, faster procedures mean better competition of rail against the road.