In 2022, LTG Cargo customers saved almost 70 million kilograms of carbon dioxide by carrying out intermodal rail transport between Lithuania and Western countries. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to the Global Railway Review.

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In Western Europe, the intermodal transport segment has been growing rapidly for over a decade. Lithuania joined the intermodal rail freight transport network in the summer of 2021 with the opening of the Kaunas intermodal terminal. LTG Cargo has developed a methodology to fixate the CO2 savings of intermodal freight in order to reveal and assess the contribution of its customers to the environmental sustainability of this type of freight. In 2022, certificates confirming the customers’ achievements in conserving the environment will be awarded to around 150 companies.

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Currently, intermodal freights can be sent to Duisburg in Germany, as well as to Slavkov in Poland, and from these terminals to other European countries. Thus, it is convenient to transport not only raw materials necessary for industry, but also various types of equipment, furniture, auto parts, industrial, household and other everyday goods by rail between Lithuania and Western countries. It is estimated that each container or trailer transported by rail from Kaunas to Duisburg saves almost 4,000 kg of CO2.

It is believed that the direct connection of the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal to the European rail network will speed up regular traffic between Lithuania and major European industrial centers when truck trailers are transported by train. Such combined freight transport allows transport companies to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions into the environment.

Intermodal transport helps clients balance their supply chains, manage inflation, and enable them to transport goods with up to 90% less CO2 emissions. By granting these certificates, LTG Cargo plans to cooperate even more actively with trucking companies and freight forwarders in order to develop solutions for combined transport of goods over long distances by rail and road. LTG Cargo’s CO2 emission reductions are calculated in accordance with the Methodology for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Intermodal Freight Transport developed and approved by LTG.

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