The drayage service will be offered in the following regions: Northern Italy, Western Germany & Benelux, Northern France, Southern France & North-Eastern Spain, and large parts of the UK and Ireland. It will connect all terminals in the CargoBeamer network to third party locations, warehouses and ro-ro ports in the region.
Boris Timm, Chief Operating Officer of CargoBeamer, says: “By adding this drayage service, we are lowering another important barrier that especially held back small and medium-sized freight forwarders from shifting semi-trailers to rail. An integrated trucking service for virtually all types of semi-trailers lowers the costs of organizing intermodal transport significantly and will allow companies with little or no road-to-rail experience to start using CargoBeamer for the first time. Our clients will also benefit from an increased throughput rate of units moved by truck drivers and a fully carbon-neutral supply chain when using CargoBeamer.”
Initial trials have already been completed on the Kaldenkirchen - Domodossola route, where the transport of semi-trailers in both directions has been extended by road to the port of Genoa. Bookings for the new service will be made via CargoBeamer's integrated 'eLogistics' system. When ordering first or last mile transport, customers can choose between a single or rotational model.