TX Logistik operates for Samskip Multimodal on the relation Duisburg – Katrineholm
Troisdorf, 21. April 2022 – TX Logistik AG has strengthened its activities in intermodal transport. The rail logistics company, which is part of the Mercitalia Group (Gruppo FS Italiane), operates two round trips per week for the multimodal transport provider Samskip Multimodal in its train system between Duisburg and Katrineholm in Sweden. The connection was launched on April 6.
The train will be staged at the Duisburg Rail Terminal (DRT) in Duisburg. TX Logistik will take over the traction at Krefeld-Uerdingen station. From there, the route goes via Padborg, the Öresund Bridge and Malmö to Katrineholm. The city is located in the province of Södermanlands län, about 150 kilometers southwest of Stockholm. The destination is the terminal GDL in Katrineholm. Within a radius of 150 kilometers, about one third of the Swedish population can be reached.
The train is around 700 meters long and can carry up to 42 load units. Swap bodies, semi-trailers and containers are transported. They are mainly loaded with industrial and consumer goods.
Samskip Multimodal will be responsible for managing the available slot capacity. With this shuttle operated by TX Logistik the company is further expanding its transport services on the route between Duisburg and Katrineholm.
“We already cooperate with Samskip in the maritime sector and transport containers for the partner in seaport-hinterland traffic on the Rotterdam – Munich route,” explains Bernd Weisweiler, Director Business Development at TX. The main reason for extending the cooperation to intermodal continental transport was the high quality of the services which TX Logistik provides. Another reason: TX Logistik is only one of three rail logistics companies licensed to operate on the Öresund Bridge.
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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