Freight train in Tilburg

New freight service Tilburg-Rzepin

A new freight service was launched between Tilburg in the Netherlands and Rzepin in Poland. The service consists of a joint corridor, partly via rail and partly over road. With the service, road freight traffic between the countries is reduced by eighty per cent, the parties involved said.

The service is launched by Samsung SDS and logistic companies H.Essers en GVT, with the support of NewWays Brabant and the national programma Lean & Green Off-Road from Connekt. The parties revealed the corridor at the Railway Conference held in Tiel (The Netherlands) on 28th of September.

Sychromodal transport

With the service, the parties are following the principle of sychromodal transport. According to this concept, the service provider offers several modalities for the transport of cargo, in order to operate the most suitable combination in each individual case. Freight traffic is optimised and capacity better utilised.

“This service offers various benefits: speed to the market, it helps solving the shortage of truck drivers and realises a significant CO2 reduction”,  Maarten Möller, head of Business Development at H.Essers explained. The expected CO2 savings amount to 5.500 tonne, in addition to a reduction of kilometers on the road of 3.8 million.

Freight fowarders and operators can connect to the service by using the weConnekt app. Here they can meet and match their operations. When the supply is increased, a second and possible third train will be operated on the corridor.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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