Ferrovie dello Stato and Poste Italiane, logistics goes digital

The Ferrovie dello Stato group and Poste Italiane unite to develop innovative, digital and sustainable travel solutions and accelerate the path to intermodal logistics and freight transport. The two agreements signed by Fs and Poste Italiane go in this direction, a Memorandum of Understanding in the area of ​​passenger transport and a Letter of Intent in the area of ​​freight transport, with the aim of developing innovative solutions to simplify the travel experiences of people. and improve intermodality in logistics. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Luigi Ferraris CEO of the Fs Italiane group, Matteo Del Fante, CEO of Poste Italiane, Luigi Corradi CEO of Trenitalia and Marco Siracusano, CEO of PostePay.

The agreement aims to encourage the development of joint solutions in the electronic payments sector to make the experience of purchasing travel tickets in physical and online channels even simpler and more immediate. «With the agreements signed today, we intend to simplify the payment methods for travel tickets for our vehicles – declared the CEO of the Fs Italiane Ferraris group – and improve the digitalization of freight transport with a view to improving the multimodal railway offer – rubber in Europe, providing innovative and sustainable solutions capable of integrating rail services with first and last mile road services.” «The partnership with the FS group opens a new chapter in our logistics and digital journey, commented Poste Italiane CEO Matteo Del Fante – Our technologies can provide travelers with secure and easily accessible advanced payment solutions, while also offering a digitalized solution . Logistics platform capable of controlling the entire freight transport chain to create a sustainable intermodal transport system in Italy and Europe.”

The Letter of Intent (LoI) signed by Ferraris, Del Fante, CEO of Poste Italiane, Sabrina De Filippis, CEO of Mercitalia Logistics and David Nothacker, CEO of sender, in order to develop a sustainable and digitalized logistics network. In particular, Mercitalia Logistics, leader of the Logistics Hub of the Fs group, and sender, a German company active in the digitalization of road freight transport and partner of Poste Italiane, will collaborate to expand the logistics network for intermodal freight transport in Europe. The agreement aims to improve the competitive offer of both companies, guaranteeing intermodal, innovative and sustainable logistics solutions in Europe, which unite the Logistics Hub’s rail services with those of the first-last mile road with green sender vehicles.

The logistics partnership aims to develop sustainable and digitalized freight mobility to expand the intermodal freight transport network on a European scale. A highly computerized transport experience, capable of optimizing costs, flows, distances traveled and emissions for the benefit of those involved in the various production chains, who will thus be able to explore the potential of the Logistics Hub’s European rail network, combining the first and last mile on the road offered by sender with green vehicles. Every year, Mercitalia Logistics and the shipper transport more than 53 million tons of goods, of which 41 million through 100 thousand trains and 12 million tons with 1 million loads managed by road. The main European digital freight forwarder and the main logistics center of the FS group, led by CEO Sabrina De Filippis, join forces for an innovative project that optimizes import/export transport flows with less environmental impact. The collaboration will, in fact, allow for more efficient and sustainable logistics thanks to advanced technologies, monitoring and digital management of maritime cargo, reducing CO2 emissions.

Source: IL Tempo