We welcome Dr. Arnost Bartosek as team member and intermodal specialist at GOMULTIMODAL Hamburg. With an academic background from TU Berlin and Prag and professional experience in the optimisation of terminal layouts and flows as well as international cargo flow analyses the expertise of GOMULTIMODAL in this field is developed into business excellence.
Congratulations and welcome from the South Germany Partner Stefan Blaas
RailRunner N.A. announced on September 20 that its local subsidiary had signed a 20-year agreement with Transnet to put its semi-trailers capable of operating on both road and rail into service on the South African network. RailRunner services between Cape Town and Gauteng are due to begin in 2018.
RailRunner says that its system eliminates the need for expensive cranes and other equipment in a traditional intermodal hub. Its trailers riding on shared bogies can be hauled by a conventional locomotive, and are able to carry standard maritime containers.
According to the manufacturer, the design of the trailer allows between 20% and 40% more payload to be carried for a given length of train. The weight saving compared with a conventional flat wagon lowers energy consumption as well as CO2 emissions.
Transnet and RailRunner South Africa are forming a joint venture to implement the new technology, ‘providing a door-to-door transportation system spanning road and rail’. An RRSA subsidiary trading as RNS has been authorised to provide local network services through Transnet.
According to RailRunner, the value of the contract is US$400m, including service revenue and equipment sales by licensed third parties.
Source and full text here: http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/freight/single-view/view/transnet-to-introduce-railrunner.html
interesting insights into the container loading process of cars and the Hellmann intermodal/rail portfolio
TOUAX Rail will visit again the InnoTrans Fair in Berlin, which takes place this year between 20-23 September.
In case you wish to meet us at this event feel free to contact us or our local representatives in your country to set up a time and location for a nice discussion.
We are hoping to see you there!
Louis PASTRÉ | Business Development and Marketing Director | TOUAX Rail Limited
T. : + 353 1 877 27 17
Stefan BLAAS | Sales Agent Germany | TOUAX Rail Services
M: +49 (179) 5013919
Visit our website: http://www.touaxrail.com.
Learn more about our company and Wagon Fleet and download the Technical Leaflets.
Feel free to Contact us for offers and requests.
The focus of this Conference will be the socio-economic development of the Eurasian Vector, through the enhancement of the Railway transportation system from China to Western Europe, including the appropriate multimodal links.
Recommendations regarding most suitable EU corridors to be adapted to Trans-Siberian requirements and Eurasian flows competitiveness will be presented.
Hope to meet you there – Stefan Blaas
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