Kombiverkehr announces new routes to Sweden starting January 2024

Kombiverkehr announces new routes to Sweden starting January 2024
© DB Scandinavia

Frankfurt-based logistics company Kombiverkehr KG is set to launch new train services to and from Sweden, commencing January 2024.

Kombiverkehr will introduce a direct train connection from the Lübeck Dänischburg CTL terminal to Hallsberg and Stockholm in Sweden, accessible for all forwarders from 3.1.2024. This service will extend to the Stockholm Norra (Rosersberg) terminal, approximately 30 kilometres north of Stockholm.

In addition to the direct train connection, Kombiverkehr is introducing an internal Swedish route for trailers and containers. This route begins at the Port of Malmö, passes through Norrköping, and reaches Stockholm, with a return service included. From 15.1.2024, the company will also offer a combined ferry and rail service, starting from Lübeck-Skandinavienkai and connecting via Malmö.

These new services expand Kombiverkehr's presence in Sweden, adding Hallsberg, Norrköping, and Rosersberg to their existing Göteborg, Malmö, and Trelleborg terminals. According to Armin Riedl, managing director of Kombiverkehr, these connections provide customers with flexibility in scheduling and shipping consignments across Europe while emphasising environmental benefits, such as significant CO2 emission savings.

© Kombiverkehr
© Kombiverkehr

The schedule for the new routes includes bi-directional services on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the fixed link route. The Malmö-Stockholm train and Lübeck ferry services will operate three times a week in each direction, with specific days allocated for northbound and southbound trips. The company notes that dangerous goods, except those in classes 1 and 7, can be transported on these routes. Waste transport is also available under the agreement, and there are no restrictions on loading unit profiles.

Kombiverkehr KG also provides connecting services from Lübeck to various European destinations, including Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Turkey. The new routes result from a partnership with DB Cargo Scandinavia, including cooperation with Finnlines for ferry services between Lübeck and Malmö.

Founded in 1969, Kombiverkehr specialises in developing, organising, and marketing international rail networks in intermodal transport. The company offers over 170 train departures nightly across Europe, aiming for economical, safe, and environmentally friendly goods transport. Owned by approximately 230 freight forwarders, transport companies, and DB Cargo, Kombiverkehr shifted a total of 969,442 truck consignments (1.94 million TEU) from road to rail in 2022, saving over one million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. With 148 employees, the company generated sales of 462.7 million euros in the same year.

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