CargoBeamer starts Rostock-Kaldenkirchen service with connection to Southern Europe and Scandinavia

Karel Novak, Published on 13/10/2022
CargoBeamer starts Rostock-Kaldenkirchen service with connection to Southern Europe and Scandinavia
Rostock Port / Nordlicht

On a total of six roundtrips per week, CargoBeamer enables the transport of craneable and non-craneable semi-trailers as well as P400, refrigerated, silo, and container units by train.


The line runs between the rail terminal in Kaldenkirchen and the port of Rostock. From the latter, there are connections by ferry to various locations in Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, and Sweden, with semi-trailers also transported without the accompaniment of a driver or tractor unit. In a southerly direction, CargoBeamer offers gateway connections via Kaldenkirchen to Perpignan in southern France and Domodossola in northern Italy.

Boris Timm, Chief Operating Officer of CargoBeamer, says: "The addition of Kaldenkirchen - Rostock is the first step in our plans to expand CargoBeamers network with numerous new lines by the end of 2023. With unaccompanied long-distance transport from the Baltic Sea via western Germany to Italy or the French-Spanish border, we are creating a new, attractive offer for our customers. On the historically strong axis from the Iberian Peninsula via Central Europe to Scandinavia, this will provide a new opportunity to shift from road to rail, which will realize further CO2 savings."

On average, the transit time between Kaldenkirchen and Rostock is 18 hours. Per transported unit, 64% of CO2 emissions are saved compared to road transport, with the remaining 36% being compensated by CO2 certificates, enabling to operate the line entirely carbon neutral. HSL Logistik GmbH serves as the traction partner.

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