VEGA as logistic service provider of truck and trailer manufacturers around the globe has developed, based on the daily business experience, the r2L roadrailLink transport technic which enables to load any rubber wheeled vehicle on to standard pocket rail wagons. In a permanent improvement and best practice process together with its technical partner KTT, the tool has become the missing Link between road and rail.
Thanks to the universal applicability of the system, inbound and outbound traffic can for the first time be combined and thus made more efficient in automotive logistics on rail. Two block trains are currently in use on the routes between Trieste - Karlsruhe and Verona - Rheine.
The load carrier design includes mobile and adjustable ramps and can be loaded into the standard pocket wagon in any rail terminal by reach stacker or terminal crane. A train with 16 double pocket wagons can accommodate a total of 32 semi-trailers or 64 trucks or 96 vans.
The enhanced intermodal transport solution r2L 2.1 Trailer Use was designed especially for the handling of non-craneable semi-trailers of every type. It is already implemented in plenty train concepts of different operators all across Europe.
In operation since September 2016. Block train from Trieste, Italy to Karlsruhe, Germany and v.v.
In operation since September 2018. Block train from Verona, Italy to Rheine, Germany and v.v.
Green logistics is not just a temporary demand for Vegatrans, but rather belongs to the company philosophy and is an indispensable part of the company’s DNA. With the cooperation “Pure Green Pioneers” Vegatrans commited itself to applying climate-neutral transports together with other partners.
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To actively stimulate further efforts to shift transport from road to rail, VTG AG and VEGA International have signed a master agreement that will ramp up their successful collaboration with a view to providing no-gaps intermodal offerings. Vertical loading onto T3000e pocket wagons is now possible, so the r2L technology can already be used at more than 90 percent of all European terminals. Accordingly, VTG is now exploring the possibility of also launching the r2L transport and handling technology for TWIN pocket wagons.