Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal introduces new direct rail service to Denmark.

From 1st March 2015, Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal will expand its intermodal network by adding rail shuttle services to Taulov and Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Samskip Rail Terminal in Duisburg already handles a large number of rail shuttles to and from Scandinavia. The new shuttle running between Duisburg and Taulov into Copenhagen will enhance connections to customers in Denmark. Five departures a week northbound and southbound will directly connect Taulov and Copenhagen to the Duisburg region.

Five departures a week northbound and southbound will directly connect Taulov and Copenhagen to the Duisburg region. From here fast connections can be made by road to Germany and Benelux. In addition, France and Spain, as well as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy and Turkey are connected by rail and shortsea.

Traction covering the new connection is being provided by DB Schenker, augmenting its services for other corridors in the Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal network that include Sweden and Italy.

The shuttle is open to all types of intermodal loading units such as 45ft containers, 13.6m (mega) trailers, reefers, tank containers and bulk containers. The train will offer the capacity for 42 units and an A-B transit for both Taulov and Copenhagen. Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal expects to increase the frequency to six departures per week in the near future.

“By starting up this new block train, we are delivering the fastest and most frequent connection between the Ruhr area and Denmark,” says Johan Logtenberg, MD of Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal. “The service will have a positive impact on the environment, while the market will benefit from the higher payloads and avoiding the German Maut”.

Note to editors:

Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal is offering an environmentally-friendly and sustainable transport solution for unitised cargoes, fully integrated with Samskip’s pan-European multimodal network.

Samskip operates one of Europe’s largest multimodal container logistics systems. The Samskip system is able to move containers door-to-door between over 30 countries from the United Kingdom and Ireland to Russia, Scandinavia, Poland, the Baltic States, Finland and Iceland in the north, to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia in the south and centre of Europe.

Samskip offers a wide range of routing options, utilising road, rail, sea and inland waterways as appropriate to provide the best combination of rate and transit time to suit individual customers’ requirements and preferences. It now has at its disposal over 13,000 containers and trailers, ranging from 20ft to 45ft pallet-wide high cube containers including reefers, 13.6 (mega) trailers, curtain-siders and flat-racks.

For further information please contact:
Eva de Leeuw
Manager Marketing Communication
Samskip Multimodal
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +31 88 400 1174

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