The lane between Calais and Domodossola serves as the latest addition to the intermodal route network of CargoBeamer. Starting off on October 4th, trains will circle on four roundtrips per week between the locations in France and Italy. From December, the frequency will increase to six weekly trips in each direction, meaning that at least one train will run on the newly added route every day. Like on all CargoBeamer lanes, both cranable and non-cranable semi-trailers as well as containers, hazardous goods, P400, frigo and bulk trailers can be transported in a climate-friendly manner by rail. Calais – Domodossola serves as the third lane the German logistics service provider has added to its route network since the beginning of the year.
In June, CargoBeamer opened the first terminal relying entirely on the company's own technology in Calais. Here, semi-trailers are loaded horizontally and in parallel on and off special railcars, which means that an entire intermodal train can be handled fully automatically within 20 minutes. In addition to the domestic French route between Calais and Perpignan, which is being operated since July, the connection to Domodossola joins as the first international lane in the terminal’s portfolio.
Matthias Schadler, Managing Director of CargoBeamer intermodal operations GmbH, explains: "We at CargoBeamer are delighted to offer our customers yet another route between two highly attractive logistics locations. Regarding the recently opened terminal in Calais, we are continuously working on expanding the number of intermodal connections to various logistics hubs in Europe. The addition of a route to Domodossola has played a firm role in our planning since the very beginning. Additionally, we will continue to extend our route and terminal network significantly in the coming years to execute the modal shift and transport semi-trailers environmentally friendly on CargoBeamer trains."
The CargoBeamer Group is a logistics service provider in the “combined transportation road-rail segment” based in Leipzig, Germany. Thanks to the company's technology of railcars, handling terminals and logistics software nearly all standard semi-trailers of all types can use the train – without additional conversions and reinforcements for the trailer and even without a driver and tractor unit. CargoBeamer trains currently run on four different routes including locations in Germany, France, Italy and Poland. In the medium-term CargoBeamer will realize a European route-network of high-performing and innovative transhipment facilities at important transport hubs. This will secure sustainable rail-transport for hundreds of thousands of semi-trailers per year – reducing CO2-emissions and relieving environment and society.
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