Mosolf reactivates rail traffic to Düsseldorf

Mosolf Group is relaunching regular railway transport services at its business site in Düsseldorf. The test phase from January onwards had shown that the reactivation of the sidings would optimise sustainable transport flows in the long term. A weekly departure from the Mosolf business location in Kippenheim, Southern Germany, to Düsseldorf has now been introduced as a fixed element in the automobile logistics specialist’s route plans.
The group handled 67,000 vehicles at the port of Düsseldorf last year. There are plans to process far more than 70,000 in 2017. Inland waterway vessels move 49 percent of the total volume and, according to the company, in the future, 17 percent will be transferred from road to rail services and trucks will handle the remaining 34 percent. The new rail concept therefore supports the move to switch traffic from the roads to sustainable modes of transport. The newly launched scheduled rail service means that more than 12,000 vehicles can be transported between the Black Forest and the Rhineland district by rail every year. The local transport fleet, which currently comprises 40 vehicle transporters, then deals with the final mile to customers from Düsseldorf.
The major focus of the multimodal hub at Düsseldorf will continue to involve handling goods arriving and departing by inland waterway vessels. Mosolf transports cars and commercial vehicles to Rotterdam and Antwerp several times a week on board the MS “Terra” and its sister ship, the MS “Terra 2”.

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