TX Logistik adds more roundtrips between Germany-Sweden

TX Logistic upgrades its intermodal service between Kaldenkirchen in Germany and Malmö in Sweden. From 5 July, the service will run with five roundtrips per week. The train will run via Padborg and Copenhagen before reaching the CMP terminal in Malmö. It will carry various types of products while it will also providing up to 38 semi-trailers per trip.

The service concerns the connection of two important economic centres. Kaldenkirchen finds itself on the German-Dutch border, next to Venlo, Düsseldorf and the broader metropolitan and industrial Rhine-Ruhr area. The service expands its offering nine months after commencing operations, indicating the growing freight transport demand between northern mainland Europe and Scandinavia, especially with an intermodal profile.

Danish ban lift enabling the upgrade

The train will pass through the Great Belt and Öresund bridges on its way to Sweden from Denmark. The company can run its intermodal trains again through Denmark and the Great Belt Bridge after the Danish authorities lifted the ban on pocket wagons on semi-trailers in late April.

Specifically, the Danish authorities introduced a set of stricter safety regulations allowing intermodal operators to re-commence their operations through Denmark. Companies have to fulfil all needed requirements and receive a safety certificate from the authorities. TX Logistik passed the test and is now able to go full-steam on the Germany-Scandinavia route.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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