CIM S.p.A. is a freight village in the north west of Italy.
CIM is in Novara, where roads and railways intersect and link from west to east Turin and Milan and, from south to north, the Mediterranean Sea with Switzerland. Also the two European corridors, n° 5 Barcelona-Kiev and n° 24 Genoa-Rotterdam, cross in Novara, making this area a basic junction for international and intercontinental transport.
The intermodal terminal in CIM handles 156 trains every week to Frosinone, Pescara, Trieste, Charleroi, Genk, Koeln, Luebeck, Ludwigshafen, Noisy, Rostock, Rotterdam, Valenton, Worms, Zeebrugge.
About 297.557 TEU passed through the terminal in 2016 and that resulted in the savings of about 330.600 tons of CO2 emissions (87% fewer than with road transportation).
Beside the intermodal activity, there are warehouses, an office building, a rail-wagons repair service, IT services and surveillance.
Facilities for drivers, like toilettes, and a new bar and restaurant are operative and a new fuel and washing area are about to be opened.
The realization and managing of an intermodal terminal and freight village linked to the marshalling yard of Novara and others freight handling infrastructures of the area (ex. Airports) as stated by statal and regional programs.
The improvement of the intermodal terminal and logistics and the building of new warehouses.
The plan for strategic development anticipates the development of three new intermodal terminals to handle, in 2020, more than 400.000 UTI. The plan also includes the building of 400.000 sq.m. of warehouses, and more than 70.000 sq.m. of offices and services.