Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal introduces new rail connection between Scandinavia and France / Spain
From September 2nd 2014, Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal will expand its intermodal network by adding rail shuttle services between Duisburg, Germany and Bettembourg, Luxembourg, the company said in its press release.
The Samskip Van Dieren Rail Terminal in Duisburg already handles a high frequency of rail shuttles to and from Scandinavia. The new shuttle running between Duisburg and Bettembourg will now secure an excellent connection to France and Spain as well.
Three departures a week will connect Le Boulou, Lyon and Bettembourg to the Duisburg region. The newly installed gantry cranes at the Duisburg terminal will service the gateway traffic between Scandinavia, France and Spain.
Rail traction is provided by CFL Cargo Deutschland. The shuttle is open to all types of intermodal loading units such as containers and 13.6 (mega) trailers. Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal expects to increase the frequency to six departures per week in the near future.
Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal is offering an environmentally-friendly and sustainable transport solution for unitised cargoes, fully integrated with Samskip’s pan-European multimodal network via rail, shortsea, road and inland waterways.
“By creating this new direct link between Scandinavia, France and Spain, we have finally realized the European dream of connecting these areas via a sustainable transport solution. Cargo travelling through this corridor will no longer be subject to the impact of road traffic bans but will now benefit from very fast transit times,” says Johan Logtenberg, MD of Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal.