CFL multimodal and KLOG Logistics Solutions launched of a new intermodal connection between Sète, in the south-eastern end of the Étang de Thau, France, and Poznań, Poland.
As one of the top five longest intermodal rail connections in Europe, this transport seamlessly overcomes more than 2,000 km between VIIA-Sète terminal and Poznań without stopping at terminals on the way. Captrain Polska takes over the traction in Poland.
This new train connection transports up to 38 trailers of IKEA and Inditex products on each train. In addition, the T3000 wagons for P400 trailers enable multimodal flexibility and facilitate fast loading, connecting the Spanish and Polish markets seamlessly in just 48 hours while saving more than 12,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. As intermodal transport solutions have a reduced environmental impact and significantly lower external costs, compared to other modes of transport, this collaboration is a key element for a sustainable future.
“We are delighted to be working continuously with KLOG, together with IKEA and Inditex, on sustainable developments, shifting the delivery of goods from road to rail, and thus, reducing carbon emissions. For instance, we are currently evaluating the potential expansion of this new connection with more door-to-door solutions and thus a strengthening of this collaboration on future endeavors,” Sven Löffler, Chief Commercial Officer CFL multimodal said.
Following the successful partnership with KLOG Logistics Solutions for its regular trains between the intermodal terminal of Bettembourg – Dudelange and the CLIP Group terminal in Poznań, CFL multimodal has launched a new intermodal train between Sète and Poznań in October 2022.