Kombiverkehr adjusts Benelux-Italy freight trains for moving semi-trailers
Kombiverkehr, the German specialist for combined freight transport, has increased the number of its freight trains running from the Benelux to Italy and has adjusted them to open more opportunities for the customers. This intermodal service has been upgraded for moving the P400 profile or semi-trailers loaded on pocket wagons.
On 15 December, the first P400 train departed on the routes between Mortara and the Greenport Terminal in Venlo via Lötschberg as well as between Mortara and Rotterdam CTT via the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The Mortara-Venlo direct train runs three times a week: on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in both directions. Trains have been upgraded to allow the customers to transport semi-trailers with a corner height of four metres. Transport on rail to and from Rotterdam is now possible five times a week, from Mondays to Fridays.
Towards North Sea Port
Starting from 17 January 2022, Kombiverkehr will increase the number of trains to/from the North Sea Port in Ghent. The second expansion of the train traffic is scheduled for 7 February 2022, when the eight departure will be added.
“We are responding to the continued increase in demand on our services from Italy to the Benelux countries via Switzerland with a wider range of shipping options on the transalpine corridor, after Brexit, the onward ferry connections from Ghent make this multimodal product range particularly attractive for forwarders transporting to and from the United Kingdom,” said Alexander Ochs, managing director of Kombiverkehr.