CargoBeamer in Calais – A milestone on the road towards greater environmental protection in goods transportation within Europe
Calais is the most important logistics hub between the United Kingdom and Europe. Every day, around 8,000 semi-trailers make the trip over the Channel by ferry or through the Channel Tunnel, and this number is rising.
Kaldenkirchen, 23 March. For the 1000th time the "CargoBeamer Alpin" train is running between Domodossola in Italy and Kaldenkirchen near Venlo on the German-Dutch border.
Today one of the ITF Technical Tour Visitors group attended the technical demonstration of CargoBeamer intermodal logistic system at the terminal development site at Leipzig.
Innovative rail wagons and automated loading terminal technology meets the challenge to make today's standard road semi-trailers compatible to rail transport.
In a study of three scenarios for increased electric vehicle freight traffic, the Swiss research institute Infras investigated the business, economic and environmental impacts on achievement of climate targets by 2030. In the comparison, rail-road combined transport and in particular the CargoBeamer technology offers the best preconditions for protecting the climate, significantly relieving the motorway network, while at the same time being capable of realisation with low investment.