Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Intermodal Rail Freight Link from Container Logistics Group

Daily Shuttle Opens for European Traffic
Shipping News Feature

GERMANY – DENMARK – As of November 4, Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal, a subsidiary of container logistics specialist Samskip, will expand its intermodal network by adding a daily rail freight shuttle service from its intermodal terminal in Duisburg, Germany, to Copenhagen via Odense, Denmark. This service will create a new intermodal freight link between Copenhagen and destinations in Scandinavia, UK, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal is offering an environmentally friendly and sustainable transport solution for unitised cargoes, fully integrated in Samskip's pan-European multimodal network via rail, short sea, road and inland waterways.

The groups multimodal subsidiary has been offering rail services between Scandinavia and the continent since 2003, introducing the first ‘through going' locomotive operation on the routes in 2008. In combination with its existing rail shuttles to and from Göteborg, Helsingborg, Nässjö and Katrineholm, Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal operates a total of 42 rail shuttles per week, making it one of the leading intermodal service providers to and from Sweden.

Combining the rail services with modern trucking equipment, Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal aims to offer a green and sustainable door–to–door transport service, covering today's cargo flows and future growth.