Kombiverkehr intermodal transport grew despite challenging conditions

Kombiverkehr intermodal transport grew despite challenging conditions
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Based on the financial report for the 2022 fiscal year, Kombiverkehr achieved higher volumes and revenues despite the inflation, high energies and disruptions in infrastructure.


In the 2022 fiscal year, Kombiverkehr transported 969,442 truckloads (1.94 million TEU) on its intermodal trains, marking a 3.4% increase compared to the previous year. The company reported sales of EUR 462.7 million, representing a growth of 9.7%.

Throughout the year, inflation, high energy costs, and infrastructure work exerted negative impacts on shipping trends. While Kombiverkehr experienced a strong first quarter, challenges arose in the later months.

Kombiverkehr witnessed volume growth across various transport segments. National transport in Germany increased by 9.1%, while Benelux, northern Europe & German Baltic Sea ports, eastern and south-eastern Europe, and western Europe experienced growth ranging from 1.4% to 25.4%. Although southern European transport declined by 2.3%, significant growth was seen in international services with countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Greece, and the Italy-Scandinavia route via Austria.

In 2022, the company's forwarding customers saved the environment approximately 1.42 million tonnes of CO2.

Although Kombiverkehr welcomes the new "Directive on Subsidising Terminal Infrastructure for Combined Transport," which provides planning certainty and allows further investments in terminal infrastructure, the company continues to advocate for a climate bonus for forwarders and carriers who utilise rail transportation, compensating them for the costs associated with ongoing infrastructure projects. Kombiverkehr stressed the importance of government support in providing sufficient rail infrastructure capacity and quality.

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