The heaviest intermodal train in Poland arrives in Gdansk

The companies of the PKP Cargo group together with the global logistics operator A.P. Moller – Maersk organized the transport of the heaviest intermodal train. The train with a total weight of 3335.73 tons, which transported 90 units of 20-foot containers on platforms, was loaded onto Euroterminal Sławków last Friday, March 5. After that, the train went to the port of Gdansk, where the cargo was reloaded onto a container ship, reports Railway Supply magazine citing a press release from PKP Cargo.

The heaviest intermodal train
Picture: www.pkpcargo.com

Such heavy intermodal trains have not yet been used in Poland, usually their weight is much lower – less than 2000 tons. Aitional resources of PKP Cargo had to be used for transportation, as well as special permits from PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe were required to pass on some sections of the route.

PKP Cargo Group’s cooperation with A.P. Moller – Maersk has been going on for many years. The average weight of intermodal trains following the aforementioned corridor is 1600 – 1800 tons.

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