Daily shuttle trains already operate to and from Helsingborg, Göteborg, Nässjö and Katrineholm. The combi trains are able to carry Huckepack (mega) trailers, as well as 45 ft (curtain sided) containers; an in-house trucking operation takes care of pre- and on-carriage of loaded units.
Samskip has been offering rail services between Scandinavia and the continent for ten years, introducing the first ‘through going’ locomotive operation in 2008. Linehaul services for the new train to and from Älmhult are being provided by Hector Rail.
In total the company operates 42 rail shuttles per week, making it one of the leading intermodal service providers to and from Sweden. “With this expansion we will be able to serve our existing and new customers even better in future,” said Johan Logtenberg, managing director of Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal.
The company states that the combination of rail services with modern local trucking offers a green, sustainable door–door transport service.