CargoBeamer: Growth of Domodossola terminal and higher frequency of trains to Germany

CargoBeamer: Growth of Domodossola terminal and higher frequency of trains to Germany
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Combined transport provider CargoBeamer has increased frequency on the Domodossola – Kaldenkirchen route and expanded its terminal northwest of Milan.

Since the end of August 2023, there have been a record 17 weekly rotations of CargoBeamer for craneable and non-craneable semi-trailers between Domodossola in Italy and Kaldenkirchen in German Ruhrgebiet, near Venlo at the Dutch border. In addition to craneable semi-trailers and containers, customers can send non-craneable semi-trailers, P400, refrigerated and silo trailers on up to four CargoBeamer trains daily, pulled by BLS Cargo. Thanks to routing via the Lötschberg Base Tunnel, the recent Gotthard tunnel accident did not affect these connections.

Since March 2022, CargoBeamer has operated trains from its own Domodossola terminal. It has expanded and modernised the terminal so that it can serve 700 metre-long trains and with more parking areas, it can now serve up to 5 pairs of trains daily, instead of only two pairs of trains in the past. However, some trains are still handled in the neighbouring Domo2 terminal in partnership with DB Cargo Transa FLS.

In the next stage, CargoBeamer wants to make Domodossola terminal its central hub for intermodal routes in transalpine traffic and install its own horizontal transshipment technology that would replace the currently-used reachstackers.

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