Kombiverkehr expands its services to Sweden
- New direct train from Lübeck via the fixed link to Halmstad in cooperation with Spedition Bode
- Second weekly round trip as early as the middle of the year
(Frankfurt/Main, 25 April 2022) With today's first train arrival in Halmstad, Kombiverkehr KG has expanded the Germany - Sweden v.v. service in its European intermodal network from Lübeck. The new direct train connection adds a further area in the southern part of Sweden to the existing range of services to and from Trelleborg, Malmö, Hallsberg, Gothenburg and Stockholm. The starting point and destination is the Port of Halland logistics centre in Halmstad, while in Lübeck the Lehmann Terminal in Dänischburg acts as a shipping and receiving terminal for trailers, swap bodies and containers. From there, onward transports are possible via MegaHub Hannover Lehrte to Verona and on to southern Italy as well as to Duisburg, Ludwigshafen, Munich, Rotterdam and Lovosice in the Czech Republic.
The trains, which are tractioned by DB Cargo Scandinavia and run directly via the fixed link, reach their destinations in less than twelve hours. Initially, the operator will offer the new route once a week. "We are already in preparations for a second weekly departure, which we will offer to all customers from the middle of the current year, as we see Sweden as an important intermodal growth market. Last year alone, we carried more than 50,000 truck consignments on our trains in continental traffic. In addition, there were several thousand consignments transported by rail in broken traffic via the Baltic ports, where the forwarders purchased the ferry service themselves. Together with our customers, we will bring more road transports in the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor onto climate-friendly rail", says Alexander Ochs, Managing Director of Kombiverkehr KG. Each transport on the Lübeck - Halmstad v.v. connection with a loading weight of 25 tonnes saves the environment 1.2 tonnes of CO2 in the round trip and means a saving of more than 70 percent compared to road transport.
The co-initiator of the new train connection is Spedition Bode GmbH & Co. KG, based in Reinfeld in Holstein, which has already relied on the services of the operator for many years.
(from left to right) Stev Etzrodt, Managing Director of SBTL Sweden & Finland at Spedition Bode, Marcel Stibany, Team Leader Scandinavian Transport at Spedition Bode, Ulrich Bedacht, Manager Northern European Transport at Kombiverkehr KG and Alexander Ochs, Managing Director of Kombiverkehr KG, bid farewell to the first train at the Lübeck CTL terminal bound for Halmstad.
The press photo can be downloaded here.
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