CFL cargo, sister company of CFL multimodal, and Bertani Trasporti, an Italian logistics company, have announced the launch freight services on Poland – France rail connection linking Gliwice Port and Marckolsheim, north-eastern France.
The partnership agreement was signed at the transport logistic fair in Munich.
“This new connection between Gliwice Port and Marckolsheim is an extension of our network in Europe and will give us the opportunity to strengthen our service offering for Eastern, Central and West Europe. We thank all business partners and especially Bertani for the successful implementation of this project,” Sven Löffler, Chief Commercial Officer CFL multimodal said.
The two companies will start running a new train service running with two roundtrips per week and transporting vans from the Gliwice Port to Marckolsheim over a distance of more than 1300 km.
This new, cross-border train with a transport capacity of 19 wagons efficiently connects the Polish and French rail corridors via Germany and will also foster modal shift, by transferring the equivalent of more than 2,300 trucks from road to rail and saving about 10,200 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The rail traction is provided by CFL cargo in Germany and France, in cooperation with DB Cargo Polska who is taking over in Poland.
The new Poland – France rail connection “presents an opportunity for Bertani Trasporti to strengthen its presence and services for Eastern, Central, and Western Europe. We are proud of this new project with CFL cargo, so we are constantly offering sustainable rail solutions as Bertani Automotive Rail aligned with market demands,” Frank Lehner, Head of International Business Development and Rail Bertani Trasporti said.
This year, CFL multimodal also expanded its network by launching a new intermodal connection between Sète, port city in the southeast French, and Poznań, Poland, in partnership with KLOG Logistics Solutions. The regular train services will run more than 2.000 km to deliver the products.