Source: Stena Line, 2020-12-15
From 11 January 2021 ferry company Stena Line together with the multimodal service provider CFL multimodal and the ports in Rostock and Trelleborg will offer a new intermodal rail and ferry connection from Bettembourg in Luxembourg via their ferry route from Rostock to Trelleborg in Sweden. The combination of sea and rail is a cost-effective and sustainable transport solution that offers great capacity and flexibility as well as a CO2 reduction of 1.75t per unit compared to road transport. Initially the new intermodal solution offers three round trips per week and will have short lead time with a safe and efficient service for non-cranable and intermodal units.
“We have seen a strong demand among our customers for a regular intermodal service to and from the southern part of Western Europe including France and Spain to and from Scandinavia. We see a great potential in both directions with industry products such as wood, paper and steel from the north and fresh food, fruit and vegetables and consumer products from the south,” says Fredrik Johansson, Shipping Logistics Sales & Business Development Manager at Stena Line Group.
The combination of ships and rail is a cost-effective and sustainable transport solution that offers great capacity and flexibility.
“With this new intermodal connection, CFL intermodal expands its network from Luxembourg to the Baltics and offers a sustainable transport solution for craneable and non-craneable trailers as well as containers,” says Marc Kennel, CEO of CFL intermodal.
Stena Line is one of the world's leading ferry companies and with 36 vessels operating 18 ferry routes, Stena Line plays an important role in the European logistics network. Stena Line have continuously expanded their services and offer to reach beyond transports from quay to quay and today offer solutions that combines and connect road, sea and rail transport in a seamless shipping process. The new intermodal solutions adds to the existing offer of intermodal solutions from the Port of Kiel to both Bettembourg and to Verona in Italy, as well as from Verona to the Port of Rostock. Stena Line also offers several shipping logistics solutions connecting the Baltic countries with Western and Central Europe.