ArcelorMittal tests new ‘door-to-door’ coil transport for Genova

ArcelorMittal Italia is implementing a new logistics project for its Genova plant, using railway transport to deliver up to 2,000 tonnes of coils to its Italian customers, Kallanish learns from the company.

During the lockdown between March and May the company carried out a feasibility study and commenced a project of latest generation commercial trains for coils transport. The first train left on 21 May and delivered a cargo of 1,400t to Padua.

After initial trials, the trains are now running regularly every week with the target to expand the system and connect Genova with more cities and regions in northern Italy. “The idea is to add one more region per month so that by November the project may be completed and 74% of Genova shipping is carried out by railway,” the company says in a note sent to Kallanish.

The final objective is to redesign and modernise national distribution using efficient logistics models to offer clients an effective a door-to-door service, the firm explains. Using trains instead of trucks will also help cut CO2 emissions, it adds.