Credit: CFL multimodal

CFL cargo, sister company of CFL multimodal, and Bertani Trasporti have announced the launch of a new rail connection between Gliwice Port in Poland and Marckolsheim in north-eastern France.

CFL cargo and Bertani Trasporti concluded this partnership during this year’s transport logistic fair in Munich, Germany.

This new cross-border train has a transport capacity of nineteen wagons, connects the Polish and French rail corridors via Germany and is also expected to foster a modal shift, by transferring the equivalent of more than 2,300 lorries from road to rail and reportedly saving about 10,200 tonnes of CO2 per year. CFL cargo will provide the rain traction in Germany and France, in cooperation with DB Cargo Polska, which is taking over in Poland.

The connection will run twice per week transporting vans over a distance of more than 1,300 km.

Sven Löffler, Chief Commercial Officer CFL multimodal, said: “We are pleased to work with Bertani Trasporti and are committed to provide them sustainable rail solutions that ease the modal shift of their transport flows to rail. 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.

Frank Lehner, Head of International Business Development and Rail Bertani Trasporti, stated: “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. Sustainability today increasingly takes a central role in communicating our medium- to long-term performance and ability to create value. The new connection between Gliwice (Poland) and Marckolsheim (France) presents an opportunity for Bertani Trasporti to strengthen its presence and services for Eastern, Central and Western Europe.