CargoBeamer is reshaping the future of logistics! In intermodal transport, we are offering smart solutions for transporting both craneable and non-craneable semi-trailers by rail in an environmentally friendly manner. Thanks to CargoBeamer's unique terminals, up to 36 semi-trailers can be loaded horizontally onto a freight train at the same time. There is no need for drivers or tractor units to be taken along, so they can immediately switch to a new transport job, while we take over the long haul by train. Thanks to our steadily growing network of terminals, we transport goods cost-effectively, quickly and sustainably throughout Europe.
We are active
in the following
- Operation, marketing and dispatching of CargoBeamer trains
- Design, use and service of the patented railcars
- Construction, operation and maintenance of CargoBeamer terminals
- IT system for booking and billing: CargoBeamer eLogistics
CargoBeamer offers an innovative and powerful solution to reduce congestion on highways and to transport semi-trailers by the environmentally friendly rail. Together with numerous partners and customers, we are growing to become a pan-European company that connects all relevant international logistics hubs by its routes and terminal sites.
CEO of CargoBeamer AG
The Story Behind CargoBeamer
The idea behind CargoBeamer was created in 1998 by Hans-Jürgen Weidemann together with Michael Baier and Fritz Merk and finally became reality when CargoBeamer AG was founded in 2003. After years of design and further development, we entered the market in 2015 and reached an important milestone in 2021 when opening the world's first CargoBeamer-Terminal. Together with international partners, we are building a Europe-wide network of routes and terminals to transport semi-trailers by rail in an environmentally friendly way.
Hans-Jürgen Weidemann, Michael Baier and Fritz Merk develop the idea of CargoBeamer. Technology, trademarks, and designs are patented
CargoBeamer AG is founded in Bautzen, Germany
First CargoBeamer railcar is produced. Factory terminal opens and CargoBeamer moves its headquarters to Leipzig
CargoBeamer successfully operates pilot terminal at Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg
CargoBeamer enters the logistics market by opening first permanent route in Kaldenkirchen - Domodossola
Fleet grows to 400 intermodal wagons
Move to new headquarters in Leipzig, first office opened in Frankfurt
Operations at first-ever CargoBeamer-Terminal commence
Connecting France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and the UK
Nicolas Albrecht takes over from Hans-Jürgen Weidemann, who remains with the team as CTO
CargoBeamer starts to operate Domodossola terminal
New office locations open in Barcelona, Domodossola, and Verona
Growing transalpine route to largest in Europe