DB Cargo puts transformers on the rail from Italy to Belgium
DB Cargo transported transformers from the rail terminal in Desio, near Milan, Italy, to Vilvoorde, near Brussels, Belgium. The initiative was carried out in collaboration with LoTraFer an Italian logistics company specialised in project cargo services.
Each transformer weighed 90 tons and measured three and half metres in height, as DB Cargo mentioned. The massive size of the cargo made it necessary to use eight-axle wagons. The transformers reached their destination on 10 July after seven days of journey. “Transport was provided through DB Cargo’s single wagonload service”, DB Cargo added.
In Italy, LoTraFer took care of the transportation to the Desio rail terminal via Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV). Moreover, the Italian company was responsible for the transshipment of the load on the rail and securing it. It is not clear who provided the transformer. However, Desio is the home of Costruzione Elettrica Desiana, a company that manufactures electric transformers. DB Cargo provided the wagons and traction services, as well as last-mile delivery to Vilvoorde station by barge and to the final destination by HGV.