Yilport enhances its train shuttle network in Sweden


Yilport has expanded the initial configuration of its train shuttle between Yilport’s Sweden terminals in Gävle and Stockholm, from 540 metres to 630 metres.

Yilport has also revealed plans to increase the rate of the Swedish train connection between the two terminals from three to four trains per week.

Yilport’s investment in more frequent and longer trains has resulted in reduced emissions per container transport, according to the company.

The railway between Gävle and Rosersberg is electrified and equipped with a dual-track system which provides optimal conditions for longer container trains and sustainable intermodal transport.

Container trains with a length of 700 metres currently make up less than 1 per cent of the daily departures in terms of freight traffic in Sweden.

This is expected to shorten last-mile deliveries by truck and hence is better for the environment, according to the company.

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“We see an increased need for sustainable, intermodal logistics solutions. To meet that need, we have expanded the train length in its standard version to 630 metres, with the possibility of running trains that are 700 metres long,” said Joseph Muhumuza, Regional Sales Manager at Yilport Nordic.

“With a train length of 700 metres, we can transport 45 containers that are 45 feet on the same train. This corresponds to the same volume as 45 trucks with palletised cargo,” Muhumuza added.

Earlier this month, Yilport Holding announced the completion of the integration of the Navis Terminal Operating System (TOS) in Yilport Leixões.

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