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New Rail Link between Oslo & Port of Gothenburg

Logistic News - Published on Fri, 25 Sep 2020

Image Source: Port of Gothenburg Oslo Rail Link
A new weekly rail shuttle service has commenced, providing Oslo and Norway with a rapid, dependable, climate-smart link to the largest port in Scandinavia. The service is can transfer 2,000 trucks from road to rail, with a resulting reduction in carbon emissions of over 700,000 kg per year. The new rail shuttle rolled into Gothenburg last week. The terminal operator Sandahlsbolagen unloads and reloads the train at Arken Intermodal Terminal before returning to Oslo. The new shuttle service has been launched by the Norwegian rail operator Cargonet and it will initially operate once a week in each direction between Oslo and the Port of Gothenburg.

The 580-metre train arrived at the Port of Gothenburg from Oslo carrying Norwegian export goods for loading onto ships and onward transport to various parts of the world via the extensive Port of Gothenburg service network. That evening the train is loaded with import goods bound for the Norwegian market, reaching Oslo next morning. This is equivalent to having 2,000 fewer trucks each year operating on the extremely busy E6 motorway between Gothenburg and Oslo. The switch from road to rail will result in a reduction in carbon emissions of 724,000 kg.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 25 Sep 2020
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