Amazon’s European shipments will ride the rails

Amazon has reached an agreement with the Italian state railways to launch a new rail service, which will move products between Amazon’s distribution centres in Italy and Germany. They are setting up two routes: one from Duisburg in Germany to Pomezia in Italy, and one from Herne, Germany, to Verona, Italy.

One aim is to reduce the marketplace’s CO2 emissions. Over time, the e-commerce giant intends to increase its shipments to over 100 rail lanes and more than 300 sea routes.