The Ferrobonus is an incentive to support combined and transshipped rail transport, enforced by article 3 of the Ministerial Decree No. 592, August 4th 2010, modified by the Ministerial Decree No. 750, October 14th 2010.
To benefit from this incentive, the companies that commissioned railway transport services in Italy, and in particular that:
a) have commissioned, from October 15th 2010 to October 14th 2011, combined and/or transshipped transport services, maintaining at least 80% of the cargo volume (in train/km) in the period July 1st 2009 – June 30th 2010;
b) have not commissioned combined and/or transshipped transport services in 2009, but did it from October 15th 2010 to October 14th 2011. The eligibility for the economic contributions was subordinated to operating at least 48 couples of full cargo load trains.
Those who benefited from the Ferrobonus had to commit to maintain at least 80% of the cargo volume (in train/km) in the period in the period July 1st 2009 – June 30th 2010, that is, at least 48 couples of full cargo load trains also in the following twelve months.
The total amount granted through the Ferrobonus was over 25 million euros.
As implementing body of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, RAM was in charge of the operational management of every phase of the incentive.