Samskip has launched a new combined service for unitised freight between its terminal in Duisburg and Padborg.
Traction for the thrice-a-week 40 units capacity connection is taken care of by TX Logistik.
At the same time, the company has put in motion three other services linking the Samskip Terminal Duisburg: to Padua (four/week) and Verona (3/w) in Italy and with the French Macon (4/w).
"At a time of heightening driver shortages across Europe's road haulage sector, the new rail service additions build reliable, efficient and sustainable rail service capacity along four major European routes, each connecting Duisburg direct with leading regional centres for unitised freight," Samskip underlined in a press release.
Johan Grootkarzijn, Samskip's Head of Rail Network, added, "We are bringing the speed, efficiency and planning advantages of rail services to customers in some of Europe's key industrial locations, as well as the sustainability benefits clients secure every time they choose multimodal."
He furthered, "As well as the benefits of multimodal efficiencies of scale, these new routes deliver on reliability, flexibility and seamless integration into our dedicated high volume terminal operation in Duisburg."
Samskip shares that its eight 720 m long tracks facility in Duisburg handles up to 250k units/year.