New Rennes-Lille rail service coming soon

Image: LaHaye Global Logistics

French company LaHaye Global Logistics will launch a new rail connection between the Rennes Terminal the port of Lille. The first train will depart on 13 March with three weekly roundtrips scheduled. This new connection will offer shippers from Rennes access to various ports in norther Europe, including Dunkirk, Zeebrugge, Antwerp, and Rotterdam.

Each convoy will be made up of 30 TEUs and traction servies, provided by Captrain France, will be fully electric thanks to the Class 27000 locomotives. This new service is expected to save up to 500 kg of CO2 per journey. Departures from Rennes will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. When it comes to the port of Lille, trains will go back to Rennes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

LaHaye’s terminal in Rennes

LaHaye Global Logistics operates the Rennes Terminal, taking care of forwarding, handling logistics, and maintenance services. Their focus is on beverages, agrifood, furnishing, and DIY sectors. The terminal can count on five rail tracks, one shunter, two reach-stackers, one gantry, and two forklifts with a maximum capacity of three and seven tons respectively. The terminal has a storage capacity of 240 containers. The Rennes Terminal is equipped to handle reefer containers, tank containers, and swap bodies.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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