Lohr Railway System

Cherbourg to put trucks on the train

2022.06.02 - La Manche Libre (FR)

Transport. Trailers will move from rail to ship in Cherbourg in this piggyback project linking the British Isles and Spain. Putting truck trailers on trains, rather than on roads, is the principle of piggybacking. This ambitious project, sponsored by the Ports of Normandy, the shipping company Brittany Ferries and SNCF Réseau, will see 25,000 trailers transported by rail each year [...].

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Clip. Modern transshipment of semi-trailers in Swarzędz

2022.03.20 – Rynek Infrastruktury(POL)

Last week, at the Clip Rail Mega Hub Intermodal in Swarzędz, semi-trailers were reloaded using the Lohr Railway System station. The Lohr Railway System is a technology that allows horizontal loading of standard road semi-trailers on railway wagons, without the need for a crane. For several years it has been used in intermodal transport, mainly between France and Italy. Now it is also available in Poland.

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First in Poland: CLIP Group introduces innovative system for loading semi-trailers onto wagons

2022.03.14 - Intermodal News (GB)

CLIP Group is moving further in developing its Rail Mega Hub Intermodal in Swarzędz near Poznań. Since early March, an innovative system for loading semi-trailers onto wagons without using reach stackers or cranes has been functioning at the facility. It is the first intermodal terminal in Poland with a solution of this type. The new system was applied for the intermodal connection between Poland and Luxembourg.

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VIIA to operate new multi-modal terminal at French port of Sète

2022.02.17– RailFreight.com (GB)

SNCF Logistics’ rail freight subsidiary VIIA has won a tender to operate a new multi-modal terminal in the French Mediterranean port of Sète, scheduled to enter service at the beginning of 2023. The company also is planning to launch a rail ‘motorway’ route between Sète and Calais, in addition to two other routes connecting the port in the southeast.

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How can vertical and horizontal handling technologies complement each other?

2021.09.24– Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung (DE)

The increasingly frequent extreme weather conditions remind us that it is high time to promote combined transport as the backbone of the sustainable development of our European land transport. The efficient linking of road and rail transport, supported by the intelligent use of vertical and horizontal transhipment technologies, will form the basis for competitive and sustainable transport solutions and supply chains in the future. [...]

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LOHR, the multimodal intermediate-sized company

12.2019 - Objectif Métropoles de France (FR)

The LOHR industrial group named after its founder, Robert Lohr, was created in 1963 just outside Strasbourg. It started by building car transporters, then military vehicles before turning to rail-road transport systems and new mobility solutions as the twenty-first century drew near. By road or rail, in town, (almost) everything runs on LOHR...

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