This is how truck companies shift to rail in Germany

Image: Allianz pro-Schiene. Allianz pro Schiene, Antonia Jenner, Wolfgang Egberts.

How can an exclusively trucking company turn to rail? What incentives need to be in place to experiment with combined transport? German rail association Allianz pro-Schiene has the answer-and it is simplified access via digitalisation. That is how the road logistics company Kroop & Co. Transport + Logistik GmbH transported its first container by rail in late December.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

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

1 comment op “This is how truck companies shift to rail in Germany”

bönström bönström|13.01.23|14:59

When soundly and sustainably founded, upon a railway proving high quality, yes, then the benefitting of all modes advantages , will be accomplished, at intermodal systems, etc.
However, currently a low quality logistic partner, railways is Weak Link – and now urgently due for a shift.
As short of resiliency and utilised at, or above max., now old obstructing infrastructure railway standards have to be outed.
(Modes resilient and redundant, upgrade for higher loads – and lower costs…)

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