Girteka Logistics set to double intermodal growth for 2nd year in a row
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Girteka Logistics has revealed it is on track to double the number of trailers that were carried on its intermodal rail network for the second year in succession.
In 2020, the company doubled the number of trailers that were carried on its intermodal rail network compared to 2019. As for this year, Girteka Logistics has already surpassed the tonnage of 2020 and is thus on track to double its annual result again.
Overall, in 2020, 5% of the total kilometers that were completed by Girteka Logistics were covered by intermodal transportation, which it says has saved 8 tonnes of C02.
“The growth of our intermodal rail capacity is not accidental,” notes Larisa Senkevičienė, the Head of the Intermodal Service Division in Europe at Girteka Logistics. “Utilizing intermodal rail transport is one of the pillars of our sustainability policy, as the company actively looks to reduce its impact on the environment, and utilizing rail transport is one of the ways to do so,” she adds.
According to Senkevičienė, intermodal is particularly important at this moment in time due to the fact that hydrogen and electric trucks are not yet widely available:
“While currently there are no widely-available trucks that are either electric or hydrogen-powered to help the sector to completely slash its emissions, utilizing the already-built train network is a great solution.”
Girteka Logistics are of course by no means the only logistics operators taking advantage of intermodal transport. According to last year’s Intermodal Freight Transportation Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 – 2025) report, Intermodal Freight Transportation Market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.27% between 2020 and 2025.