Danish authority allows CFL Cargo and TX Logistik to transport using pocket wagons again
Troisdorf, 16 January 2019 – The Danish regulator
Trafik-, Bygge- og Boligstyrelsen has allowed the Luxembourg rail company CFL Cargo and TX Logistik AG to transport semi-trailers on pocket wagons on the Danish rail network again.
On 14 January, late in the afternoon, approval was granted after examining proof of documentation and processes, jointly filed by CFL Cargo and TX Logistik, for securing semi-trailers on pocket wagons.
As a result of the serious train accident on the Storebælt Bridge on 8 January, Trafik-, Bygge- og Boligstyrelsen banned all rail freight companies from transporting semi-trailers on pocket wagons on the Danish rail network for an initial 14 days. If railway companies can prove that they master safe loading onto pocket wagons, they can, according to the supervisory authority, obtain permission to carry out such transport earlier.
“The documents we submitted have convinced the regulator of the safety of our processes. We are very pleased to be allowed to drive again without restriction”, says Mirko Pahl, CEO of TX Logistik AG. Traffic on the connection between Padborg and Verona has resumed meanwhile.
About TX Logistik AG
TX Logistik was founded in 1999 as a private rail transport company and offers a powerful European network with connections in 11 countries. The company has subsidiaries in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Sweden as well as local representation in Italy and the Netherlands. In the Intermodal and Rail Freight business units, TX Logistik develops comprehensive rail solutions for continental and maritime transport as well as tailor-made concepts for conventional freight. With around 500 employees, the company generated annual sales of € 250 million in 2017. Since January 2017, TX Logistik has been wholly owned by Mercitalia Logistics SpA, a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
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