Launch of an intermodal rail connection to Rostock
15. December 2020 – Stena Line, LKW WALTER, Rostock Port and CFL multimodal are proud to announce the launch of a new rail connection between the Intermodal Terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange and the RTM Terminal at the Rostock Port on 11 January 2021.Stena Line, LKW WALTER, Rostock Port and CFL multimodal successfully concluded a partnership agreement to expand their respective service offering. This new intermodal connection will be running with 3 roundtrips per week, transporting craneable and non-craneable trailers as well as containers.
The business partners are convinced that this regular intermodal service, connecting existing rail corridors (Lyon, Le Boulou) via Luxembourg to the Rostock Port and its ferry lines to Trelleborg is another significant step towards building a global European combined rail and ferry solution network.
This new train will also enable modal shift, with the transfer of an equivalent of 10.000 trucks from road to rail and CO2 savings of about 18.000 tCO2 per year.
“We have seen a strong demand among our customers for a regular intermodal service to and from the southern part of Western Europe including France and Spain to and from Scandinavia. We see a great potential in both directions with industry products such as wood, paper and steel from the north and fresh food, fruit and vegetables and consumer products from the south”, says Fredrik Johansson, Shipping Logistics Sales & Business Development Manager at Stena Line Group.
“This connection is a further expansion of our intermodal network within our “green transport” initiative. We are proud to offer our customers totally more than 200 rail and short sea connections for full truck load transportation across Europe contributing to environmental protection” says Günther Wiesinger, director operations LKW WALTER.
“As a Ferry and RoRo-Hub with connections to many Baltic Sea destinations, Rostock Port expands its hinterland not only to the BeNeLux countries but via connecting trains also to France, Spain and Great Britain respectively. We believe in the huge growth potential of this intermodal train for different kinds of cargo and thank CFL multimodal, Stena Line and LKW Walter for their great efforts”, says Dr. Gernot Tesch, Managing Director of ROSTOCK PORT GmbH.
“The launch of this new intermodal connection is a further significant step in the expansion of our network, connecting the intermodal terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange with major ports and economic centers in Europe. CFL multimodal is committed to offer sustainable transport solutions for craneable and non-craneable trailers as well as containers to the market and to support its clients in their modal shift projects”, says Alain Krecké, Chief Commercial Officer CFL multimodal.