English Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Russian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese

Ekol launches new French intermodal link

EkolViia copyPARIS: October 27, 2016: Ekol Logistics and VIIA, a rail operator part of SNCF Logistics, have launched a once-weekly service from the French port of Sète, south of Montpellier, to Noisy-le-Sec, in North-East Paris.

The 24-hour service for truck trailers is a successful first step towards building a North-South rail transport corridor according to Ekol.

Wojciech Brzuska, general manager and executive board member for Ekol Europe commented: "Our strategy is to have more and more train connections within Europe so this new Ekol train is the next step for us.

"Transit time is similar to transport by truck, but of course, the rail service is much more environmentally-friendly. Thanks to this new service we're saving 180,000 kg of CO2 emissions a month - or 'saving a forest the size of 20 football fields," he added.

Both Ekol and ViiA have begun planning additional services from Sète to the UK, Benelux, and Germany.

Multimodal Ekol Logistics operates in 14 European countries offering services to the automotive, textile, FMCG and health industries.

VIIA is an intermodal rail operator providing a cost-effective CO2 alternative to long-haul road freight throughout Europe.

More News

Written on 22/08/2017, 21:25
ocean-carriers-invest-in-new-york-exchangeNEW YORK, NY: August 21, 2017. Hapag-Lloyd and CMA-CGM has joined with GE Ventures and Goldman Sachs to invest US$13 million in the New York Shipping...
Written on 22/08/2017, 20:19
huge-revenue-increase-for-turkish-cargoISTANBUL: August 22, 2017. Turkish Airlines has reported cargo revenue of US$580 million for the first six months of 2017 (H1) – a rise of 25 percent...
Written on 22/08/2017, 19:15
freightweek-news-update-week-34DOHA: August 23, 2017. Qatar Airways Cargo has signed an agreement with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to offer its Opticooler® range of...
Written on 22/08/2017, 16:07
hawaii-shippers-to-have-third-liner-serviceHonolulu, HI: August 21, 2017. Tote Maritime, part of the Alaska-based Saltchuck logistics group, is to launch a new ocean service to Hawaii from the U.S....
Written on 18/08/2017, 20:38
cyber-attack-to-hit-a-p-moller-maersk-third-quarterCOPENHAGEN: August 16, 2017. A.P. Moller-Maersk says the 'Not Petya' cyber attack that hit Maersk Line, APM Terminals and Damco at the end of June is...
Written on 18/08/2017, 15:55
new-amazon-fulfillment-center-at-sacramento-air-parkSACRAMENTO, CA: August 17, 2017. Amazon is putting the finishing touches to an 855,000 square feet, four-story fulfillment center at Sacramento...
Written on 17/08/2017, 21:45
nippon-express-signs-kazakhstan-mouASTANA, Kazakhstan: August 16, 2017. Nippon Express has signed an MoU with Kazakhstan's railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) to develop container...
Written on 16/08/2017, 22:16
descartes-acquires-macropoint-and-new-shareholderWATERLOO, ON: August 16, 2017. Descartes Systems Group is to acquire Cleveland, OH-based transport visibility network MacroPoint for US$107...
Written on 16/08/2017, 21:45
jebel-ali-ftz-gains-us-80-billionDUBAI: August 14, 2017. Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) increased the value of its non-oil foreign trade by US$80.2 billion in 2016 with volumes rising 17...
Written on 16/08/2017, 20:46
wincanton-to-operate-from-dp-world-london-gatewayLONDON: August 16, 2017. Wincanton, one Britain's largest logistics companies, is to establish a truck base at DP World London Gateway's logistics park...
Written on 16/08/2017, 20:03
freightweek-news-update-week-33FRANKFURT: August 18, 2017. Jettainer is now offering short-notice, short-term leases on its range of horse boxes. Read more: horsebox.pdf HAMBURG:...
Written on 15/08/2017, 23:01
swiss-worldcargo-reorganizes-the-americasZURICH: August 15, 2017. The air cargo division of SWISS is to reduce its American organization from three to two regions effective October 01 covering...
Written on 10/08/2017, 14:58
zeaborn-now-owns-six-rickmers-line-shipsBREMEN/HAMBURG: August 07, 2017. The Zeaborn Group has acquired five 30,000dwt 'Superflex Heavy Lift' vessels from Rickmers Holding. The purchase price...
Written on 09/08/2017, 21:06
qatar-lifts-visa-requirement-for-latam-marketDOHA: August 09, 2017. Qatar Airways has introduced visa-free entry for citizens from 80 countries with those from the EU, Switzerland and Turkey allowed...
Written on 09/08/2017, 16:48
freightweek-news-update-week-32LONDON, Heathrow: August 12, 2017. To celebrate World Elephant Day and help stop illegal trade of wildlife, Heathrow has installed a pop-up interactive...
Written on 08/08/2017, 21:57
another-record-ebit-for-deutsche-post-dhlBONN: August 08, 2017. Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) has reported a 4.7 percent increase in net profit to €1.18 billion on a 5.8 percent rise in revenue to...
Written on 07/08/2017, 21:23
amazon-operator-atsg-to-add-a321-freighter-conversionsBEAVERTON, OR/WILMINGTON, OH: August 07, 2017. Conversion specialist Precision Aircraft Solutions (PAS) and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) have...
Written on 03/08/2017, 20:14
cargo-still-challenging-despite-turnaround-says-lufthansaFRANKFURT: August 03, 2017. The Lufthansa Group has reported a 99 percent rise in pre-tax profit to €1.03 billion on a 12.7 percent increase in revenue to...
Written on 02/08/2017, 20:19
hong-kong-air-cargo-leases-atlasPURCHASE, NY: August 02, 2017. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWH) has leased three B747-400 freighters under an ACMI contract beginning in September 2017...
Written on 02/08/2017, 19:27
dunkerque-to-power-brittany-ferriesDUNKERQUE: August 01, 2017. A month after signing an agreement to develop an LNG station to supply tank trucks, Dunkerque LNG and Total Marine Fuels...

- powered by Quickchilli.com -