LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES
Strategic position

The Emilia-Romagna region is a bridge: it is at the crossroads of the communication routes connecting Northern Europe with Adriatic and Mediterranean countries. The regional logistics system for handling freight is one of the most advanced in Italy, a major road and railway junction between Northern and Central-Southern Italy.

Access to markets:

  • 1st Italian region for export per capita (2021)
  • Export-oriented - Exports (72.4 billion euros in 2021) much higher than imports (42.5 billion euros)
  • Main countries for export in 2021 are: USA, Germany, France, Spain, UK, China, Poland, Japan, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, …

TRANSPORT NETWORK

The following map shows just the main regional infrastructures.

VIA EMILIA

Crosses the region from southeast to northwest and is surrounded by a high concentration of businesses and logistics hubs.

 

3 STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

The intercontinental “Guglielmo Marconi” Airport of Bologna (the region’s main air transport hub), “Federico Fellini” Airport of Rimini, “Giuseppe Verdi” Airport of Parma.

 

MAIN FREIGHT VILLAGES

Interporto Bologna and Parma CEPIM. Main Freight Terminals: Piacenza, Dinazzano, (RE), Rubiera (RE), Marzaglia (Modena), Villa Selva (Forlì), Ravenna.

 

HIGH-SPEED TRAINS CONNECT THE REGION WITH MAJOR ITALIAN CITIES

From Bologna to: Turin - 2:19h, Milan - 1:04h, Florence - 0:37h, Rome - 2:03h, Naples - 3:25h. Main rail companies are Trenitalia, ItaloTreno and Ferrovie Emilia-Romagna.

Highlights

SOME SPECIALIZED PRODUCTION AND PROVINCES

Data in 2019

9,4 million
passengers

120
direct destination

48,8
tons of cargo traffic

50
flight companies

 

Bologna airport

www.bologna-airport.it

40%

of national trade with Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea (excl. coal and oil products)

 

Ravenna Port

www.port.ravenna.it

logo caab

Leader for fruit and vegetable distribution in Italy

The area includes FICO, 
the world’s largest food park

 

CAAB (Bologna)

www.caab.it

eric

Includes the main regional  transport and logistic actors and aims to develop collaborative activities and to promote the Emilia-Romagna Region’s system of intermodal platforms on the national and international stage.

 

ER.I.C. Emilia-Romagna Intermodal Cluster

www.ericintermodal.it

Airports

Ports

Rail companies for passenger transport

Main companies dealing with freight/cargo 
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