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CargoBeamer expands with new connection between Southern Italy and Northern Germany
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CargoBeamer expands with new connection between Southern Italy and Northern Germany

CargoBeamer is expanding its network by introducing a new service in Italy, linking Northern Italy with Southern Italy and Northern Germany.

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Pölös Zsófia

Pölös Zsófia

Journalist Trans.info

09.02.2024

CargoBeamer is expanding its network by introducing a new service in Italy, linking Northern Italy with Southern Italy and Northern Germany.

CargoBeamer expands with new connection between Southern Italy and Northern Germany
Photo credits @ CargoBeamer

From mid-February, CargoBeamer will connect its terminal in Domodossola in Northern Italy with Bari in Southern Italy. This new service will be available both as a gateway connection between Kaldenkirchen (Northern Germany), Domodossola (Northern Italy) and Bari (Southern Italy) and as a single route from Domodossola to Bari. 

The service covers various types of cargo, including craneable and non-craneable semi-trailers, containers, swap bodies, silo and frigo trailers and waste transport. 

In addition, CargoBeamer has increased the frequency of its Kaldenkirchen – Domodossola route to 20 rotations per week. 

Initially, CargoBeamer will operate three rotations per week between Bari and Domodossola, with trains going to Bari on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and northbound to Domodossola on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The service is scheduled to start on 17 February from Kaldenkirchen and on 19 February from Domodossola & Bari. 

In addition, customers will have access to several sea connections from Bari by RoRo/RoPax vessels, including services to Patras and Igoumenitsa (Greece) by Grimaldi Lines, as well as connections to Durres (Albania) and Yalova in Turkey, near Istanbul. 

This new service will create an „intermodal long bridge” between Greek, Turkish and Albanian ports and the major north-western transport hubs of Rotterdam, Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Calais. 

In addition to the extension to Bari, CargoBeamer has increased its schedule on the Kaldenkirchen – Domodossola corridor, with three additional rotations per week since 5 February.

With a total of 20 weekly round trips, this frequency sets a new record for the highest density of train trips on a single connection between two intermodal terminals in Europe. 

With up to four daily departures in each direction between Germany and Italy, CargoBeamer offers its customers maximum flexibility, enabling them to switch from road to environmentally friendly rail transport. 

“The Bari route will make CargoBeamer’s services available to several new Southern European carriers, diversify our customer portfolio and allow non-craneable semi-trailers to travel unaccompanied between the Mediterranean and the German-Benelux region on a large scale, saving around 2,000 kg of CO2 per trip compared to road,” added Boris Timm, Chief Operating Officer at CargoBeamer.

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