TX Logistik has announced its plans to expand the transport connections with Romania, exploring opportunities for a new intermodal connection between Oradea in Romania and the Rhine – Ruhr area of Germany.
“We still see considerable growth opportunities for intermodal transport on the west-east axis. Romania in particular is a market with potential for new connections to Western Europe,” Berit Börke, Chief Strategy Oficer of TX Logistik said.
During an event at Oradea terminal, near the Hungarian border, TX Logistik has initiated discussions with representatives of forwarding and logistics companies and other Romanian industries.
TXL demonstrated how semitrailers and road vehicles can be simply put on the rails with the innovative transhipment systems NiKRASA and roadrailLink.
The NiKRASA transhipment system met with great interest among the participants in Oradea. With this system, noncraneable semi-trailers can be loaded onto rail using a
positioning aid and a loading adapter. “We currently have around 150 NiKRASA adapters in use on various routes throughout Europe. This is also an option for freight forwarders and shippers in Romania, as there are virtually no craneable trailers on the
road in eastern Europe and our system can cope with the existing standard equipment on site,” said Stefano Noseda, Regional Director for Italy & Southern Europe Sales at TX Logistik.
At the Intermodal Vest terminal in Oradea, TX Logistik also made a demonstration with the roadrailLink (r2L) adapter system putting light commercial vehicles on the rails. The system, which converts a standard pocket wagon into a car transport wagon, is a load carrier developed by Vegatrans and KässbohrerTransportTechnik, which is constructed with mobile and adjustable ramps and can be easily loaded in any rail terminal with a reach stacker or terminal crane.
A complete train with 16 double pocket wagons can accommodate 96 vans, 64 trucks or 32 semi-trailers, with mixed loading variants being also possible.
Since spring 2018, TX Logistik has been operating an open train connection between Cologne and Curtici in Romania with five round trips a week. Megatrailers are mainly transported on that route.