Strengthening of the Southeast Europe axis at Hupac

The Swiss combined transport operator Hupac was well on the way in the first six months of 2016. Cmpared to last year they transported approximately 40,000 road consignments more. This equals a 12.3 per cent increase in transports.

“Our growth strategy is successful, in spite of the advantage of the fuel prices on the road and the weakness of the euro exchange rate”, commented Managing Director Bernhard Kunz.

In the Shuttle Net business unit, the new connections Venlo<=> Busto Arsizio, Zeebrugge<=> Novara and Rotterdam<=> Brescia were launched. In addition an increase in the frequencies of the Cologne<=> Novara and Duisburg<=> Busto Arsizio connections were added.

In the eastern European region, the network in Poland was restructured and the Austria-Hungary-Romania-Balkan line was strengthened. With the connection between Novara and Trieste the markets of Greece and Turkey are joining the Shuttle Net by sea route. The Company Shuttle business unit also put a number of projects into action.

Hupac is focusing on the development of the mega trailer market for transalpine combined transports. By now, the company is offering 70 departures a week for four-meter transports between Italy and the destinations of Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Antwerp, Cologne, Ludwigshafen, Lübeck, and Taulov via the Lötschberg and the Brenner.

“In 2020, the four-meter corridor via the Gotthard will go into operation. Our plan is to show new perspectives to the market at this time already to be able to provide even more support to the modal shift when the time comes”, emphasised Kunz. In the second half of 2016 Hupac is expecting to improve the opportunities via the Lötschberg four-meter corridor with ten additional departures.


Traffic development in 1st half of 2016

Number of road consignments

20162015in %
Transalpine via CH231.793192.90520,2
Transalpine via A18.45820.602– 10,4
Transalpine via F1.6281.894– 14,1

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