VTG expands its offer in France

wagons for last-minuteVTG is now offering wagons for last-minute and short-term capacity requirements in France which is part of company’s plans to expand its FastTrack service.

The project, implemented in partnership with the Lille Dourges Container Terminal (LDCT), started in June.

One set of 90’ Sggmrs container carriers now stands ready to use at the LDCT and can be booked online around the clock. “We are thrilled to now also be able to offer our established solution for flexible rail freight transport services in France. The LDCT is an important transport node in northern France and a central hub for transport between France and the ARA ports. This makes the LDCT a perfect match for FastTrack,” Sven Wellbrock, Chief Operating Officer Europe at VTG said.

Besides providing regionally wagons for last-minute short-term capacity, VTG is also adding new wagon types to its portfolio of offerings and thereby making a multitude of uses possible. For example, Faccs-type hopper wagons are now available to transport building materials at the Mainz – Mombach location, thereby enabling FastTrack to also be used in construction site logistics. “Especially given the numerous construction measures planned for railway infrastructure in the years ahead, in addition to being able to offer our customers an attractive offer here, we can also simultaneously provide added value for the entire sector,” Wellbrock added.

In addition, FastTrack is also starting in Bottrop-Süd with a set of Eanos-type box wagons, which are suitable for transporting scrap, wood, ores and coal.

This means that FastTrack is currently available at 8 locations in 3 countries. Launched in 2018 as a pilot project in the Port of Hamburg, FastTrack offers the possibility to handle ad-hoc inquiries, spot transport services and peak periods via rail. The wagon sets are available at selected locations around the clock and can be booked at any time using VTG’s traigo customer platform.

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