Brittany Ferries has been supporting the Cherbourg - Bayonne rail motorway project for several years. A call for a manifestation of interest from the State is underway.
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.
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.
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.
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. [...]
Successive governments have been seeking to develop rail motorways for a number of years. In 2022, the first rail motorway of the Atlantic seaboard connecting Cherbourg to Bayonne could come into service. Work has already begun in Normandy and Pays de Loire.
On the railway line between Perpignan and Luxembourg, trains have to withstand wind currents up till 140 kmph. For the transport of semi-trailers, only the Lohr wagosn are permitted to operate on the stretch where these winds occur. Could this be an example for the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark? ...
The French shipping company will be venturing into rail transport, adding a railway link to Spain to its ferry offer thanks to the construction of a multimodal terminal at Mouguerre.
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...
CFL multimodal has just announced two significant developments one after the other which could have a considerable impact on the level of traffic using the Bettembourg-Dudelange intermodal terminal. The CFL Multimodal Group continues to announce new developments for its Bettembourg-Dudelange intermodal hub.