The delivery of Krone vehicles in south-west Germany will now take place using combined transport.
The new method involves using an exclusive block train travelling once or twice a week and allowing up to 32 semi-trailers to be transported each trip.
“By entering the field of intermodal delivery logistics for new vehicles, we are not only succeeding in reducing CO2 emissions and significantly relieving the burden on the roads, but also in significantly increasing our efficiency,” said Head of Logistics at the KRONE Commercial Vehicle Group, Heiko Isfort. “In cooperation with our partners Vega and E.G.O.O. we have therefore already set our sights on further routes.”
This sustainable logistics solution was made possible by the construction of a new loading facility in the town of Werlte by Emsländische Eisenbahn GmbH. Meanwhile, working with Austrian service provider, Vega International Car Transport, allowed for the development of special low-floor wagons, making it possible to load vehicles up to 4 metres high. Thanks to the specially developed “r2L Connector” adapter system, they can also be used to transport non-craneable semi-trailers.
“This investment and the current developments show that the loading track is developing into a successful project for Werlte as a business location,” says city director Ludger Kewe. “And it’s not just Werlte and the entire district that benefit from the delivery of trailers by rail. With this solution, we will reduce CO2 emissions in the future and relieve the burden on transport hubs.”