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FS: Mercitalia Rail acquires control of Poland’s POL-Rail

Genoa - Mercitalia Rail has purchased 50% in POL-Rail, a company specializing in rail freight transport between Italy and Central and Eastern Europe, from the Polish Railways (PKP), which gives them full control

Genoa - Mercitalia Rail (Polo Mercitalia) has purchased 50% in POL-Rail, a company specializing in rail freight transport between Italy and Central and Eastern Europe, from the Polish Railways (PKP), which gives them full control.

“This operation is part of the development of the Mercitalia Pole, which is based both on extending our control over the value chain of logistics services and on expanding Pole’s companies in Europe,” said Marco Gosso, managing director and general manager of Mercitalia Logistics.

With the acquisition of POL-Rail (and its subsidiary Rom Rail), Polo Mercitalia will strengthen its presence on a traffic axis characterized by major development prospects, such as those between Italy and Eastern Europe. POL-Rail generates a business value of about €35 million per year.

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