The new connection was launched at this year’s transport logistic fair, being held in Munich this week (May 9-12). It will see a new train running with two roundtrips per week and transporting vans from the Gliwice Port in Poland to Marckolsheim in France, over a distance of more than 1,300 km.
This new, cross-border train with a transport capacity of 19 wagons efficiently connects the Polish and French rail corridors via Germany and will also foster modal shift, by transferring the equivalent of more than 2,300 trucks from road to rail and saving about 10,200 tCO2 per year. The rail traction is provided by CFL cargo in Germany and France, in cooperation with DB Cargo Polska who is taking over in Poland.
Sven Löffler, chief commercial officer at CFL, said, “We are pleased to work with Bertani Trasporti and are committed to provide them sustainable rail solutions that ease the modal shift of their transport flows to rail. This new connection between Gliwice Port and Marckolsheim is an extension of our network in Europe and will give us the opportunity to strengthen our service offering for Eastern, Central and West Europe.”
Frank Lehner, head of international business development and rail at Bertani Trasporti, added, “We are proud of this new project with CFL cargo, so we are constantly offering sustainable rail solutions as Bertani Automotive Rail aligned with market demands. Sustainability today increasingly takes a central role in communicating our medium- to long-term performance and ability to create value. The new connection between Gliwice and Marckolsheim presents an opportunity for Bertani Trasporti to strengthen its presence and services for Eastern, Central, and Western Europe.”