Rail ferries: is there space for them in intermodal transport?
Rail ferry links are not the most common when it comes to short sea transportation. The ban of pocket wagons from the Great Belt Bridge and, a little later, all of Denmark re-introduced them to the public. Stena Line was among the first to react to the traffic disturbance in Scandinavia by transferring whole trains across the water between the ports of Trelleborg (Sweden) and Rostock (Germany). “The case with the bridge is an indication that rail ferry links are here and maybe should attract more attention”, said Ron Gerlach, Managing Director of Stena Line Germany.
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