New licence for TX Logistik secures new service to Stockholm Norvik Port
TX Logistik has been granted a new safety certificate for Sweden and Denmark, thus securing the launch of a new service between Stockholm Norvik Port and Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal. The new certificate was provided by the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) and is valid until the beginning of December 2027.
In January, the rail logistics provider will start operating a service over the 100-kilometre track five times a week. TX Logistik used to have separate certificates for both Sweden and Denmark. With the renewal, these certificates got converted into a single safety certificate for both countries. The ERA certificate also authorises the transport of dangerous goods.
TX Logistik claims to be one of the most important providers of intermodal rail freight transport in Sweden, with services between Trelleborg, Malmö and Eskilstuna of seven weekly round trips. The logistics provider also transports foodstuffs between Bro and Malmö in ten round trips per week for the retail chain Coop. Furthermore, TX Logistik is one of only three freight railways allowed to operate on the Öresund Bridge, the 16-kilometre bridge that connects Sweden and Denmark.
TX Logistik was founded in 1999 as a private rail transport company. The company maintains a European network with connections in eleven countries. With around 650 employees and 8.6 billion tonne-kilometres, the company generated annual sales of 253 million euros in 2021. Since January 2017, TX Logistik has been wholly owned by Mercitalia Logistics S.p.A., a subsidiary of FS Italiane Group.