Kombiverkehr intensifies Germany-Austria freight traffic
Frankfurt-based intermodal operator Kombiverkehr has added a new rail freight service between Germany and Austria. It links two hubs in those countries, Munich and Wels. At the Austrian intermodal terminal, the containers and swap bodies could be transshipped for further delivery across the country and abroad, to Hungary and Greece.
Within the new service, the container trains have been running between the München-Riem and Wels CTT terminals three times a week. The first shipment on the route was performed on 6 September. Kombiverkehr offers intermodal transport for containers, tank containers and swap bodies to deliver from Germany and Austria or in reverse. The trains depart from Munich on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 19:50 while the departure time from Wels has two options: on Tuesdays, Thursdays at 17:45 and on Saturdays at 15:00. Due to its overnight arrival time to the termini, the new service enables the last-mile delivery in the early morning.
Besides the Munich-Wels connection, Kombiverkehr provides three intermodal direct services between Germany and Austria. They connect the Wels CTT terminal in Austria with three intermodal facilities in Germany: Duisburg-Ruhrort Hafen Ubf DUSS, Ludwigshafen (Rh) BASF Ubf and Neuss-Hessentor Ubf Trimodal. The container trains from Wels to Duisburg and Ludwigshafen run three times a week to each direction, while the Wels – Neuss route provides four weekly times connections.
The Wels CTT terminal is an important intermodal facility in Austria. It has a well-developed network of rail freight services to many Austrian cities including Vienna, Graz, Linz, Villach. Furthermore, the terminal serves two abroad connections, to Budapest in Hungary and Sindos in Greece.