What you need to know about Murphy Express – the new international logistics service
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The arrival of international logistics giant Murphy Express on the Italian market has given new life to a long-standing tradition.
Since 2012, when it opened a new international service hub in Naples, the company has provided the country with one of the most comprehensive logistics networks in the world.
It has since expanded to serve more than 300,000 passengers per day.
The new Murphy Express service, launched on October 14, will run on Monday, November 4, with free transfers from other cities and airports.
For the next four weeks, the service will be run on two days: November 6-7 and November 14-15.
It is expected to bring in around 6 million euros ($7.4 million) in revenue for the local and international companies, as well as to support the construction of more than 2,000km of high-speed lines, which will be built in Italy, France, the Netherlands and Belgium.
A recent study showed that the average daily journey in Italy for international freight companies in 2018 was 1,037km.
“In the end, it is the people who make the decisions and the decisions are the people,” says Marco Cazio, the CEO of the Italian company.
He is also the former president of the International Association of Freight Transportation Officials (IAFTO).
He is now a member of the European Union’s executive board.
“There are people who have never had a company like this before and this is the new world of logistics,” says Cazios.
In 2016, the Murphy Express network was expanded to a total of 940km.
A year later, the network is expected have expanded to more than 1,300km.
The company will be based in the city of Mantua, near the port of Ticino.
In 2018, Murphy Express also opened its first international terminal in the northern city of Bergamo.
In March 2019, it announced the establishment of an extension to its new international hub in the port city of Florence.
The facility will be capable of accommodating up to 3,500 vehicles per day, as part of the new extension.
A second extension is planned for Florence.
“We are building a very strong logistics network that is ready for any scenario,” says Mario Corso, the vice president of Murphy Express.
The arrival has been accompanied by an influx of new arrivals from China.
In the first half of 2018, the number of Chinese visitors arriving in Italy increased by around 100%.
In 2019, the figure increased by 1,000% to around 1,500 visitors per day from China alone.
In addition, the arrival of Chinese citizens has also attracted a significant amount of foreign investment.
The Chinese government has been active in helping companies expand their operations.
In January 2019, Chinese state-owned firm Dalian Wanda Group signed a memorandum of understanding with Italian authorities to invest $3 billion in Italy over the next five years.
The first Chinese investors to be invested in Italy are the China China Group, a Chinese company.
In October 2019, a delegation of Italian politicians, businessmen and representatives of Italy’s private sector, signed a letter with China’s Minister of Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Zhang Fei, inviting China to join the EU.
“Our country needs the Chinese market and this could be a catalyst for us to invest more in the Italian economy,” Corso said.
The opening of the Murphy service, along with the new high-capacity lines, is expected bring in some €5 billion to the Italian Economy.
For example, it will add to the €2.7 billion that the Italian government has already invested in infrastructure.
But Corso believes that the arrival will bring more foreign investment into the country.
“I think this will have an immediate impact,” he says.
“This will give us more money to spend, because it will be a real economic boost.”
The arrival of international logistics giant Murphy Express on the Italian market has given new life to a long-standing tradition.Since…