Semi-trailer transportation

An efficient, competative and environmentally friendly service that ensure safe transportation of goods

 

Currently we offer a regular  transportation of semi-trailers by rail between Vilnius and Klaipėda

Due to the growing demand for intermodal logistics solutions, in cooperation with DFDS, we offer regular transportation of semi-trailers by rail between Vilnius and Klaipėda. Semi-trailers arriving by ferry from Kiel (Germany), Karlshamn (Sweden), and Fredericia (Denmark), are delivered to customers the very next day in a safe and eco-friendly manner. So far, the service is adapted for Huckepack type semi-trailers.

Departure from CKT at 21:00, arrival at VIT at 08:00. (Next day)

Departure from VIT at 23:00, arrival at CKT at 10:00. (Next day)

 

In the summer of 2021, we will also offer our customers transportation of semi-trailers and containers from Kaunas Intermodal Terminal (KIT) to the Benelux countries and north-west Germany.

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The LTG Cargo train departing from Kaunas Intermodal Terminal (KIT) twice a week can transport 36 semi-trailers or containers in one train, and within 50 hours and 1700 km reaches its destination - the Benelux countries or north-western Germany.

 

Benefits of rail semi-trailers for society and customers

Efficiency

Safety

Environment

Large cargo loading.

A large number of accidents is avoided.

The negative impact on the environment is reduced - 76% of all environmental pollution is caused by freight transport by road, 12% - by aviation, 10% - by water transport and only 2% by rail.

Lower fuel consumption.

Low dependence on weather conditions leads to safer transportation of cargo all year round.

Faster customs procedures.

Congestion at the boarder is avoided.

 

How are semi-trailers being transported by rail?

Using special equipment, semi-trailers are loaded on the train platform. At the end of the rail journey, at the intermodal terminals, the semi-trailers are moved back onto the trucks for the "last mile" service, i.e. to deliver the goods to the customer "door to door".

Pilot semi-trailer train

LTG Cargo and its partners transported truck semi-trailers for the first time by rail in May 2020. On May 14, a pilot train with 22 car semi-trailers arrived at Sestokai railway station in Lazdijai district - it arrived from Duisburg, Germany in two days, then semi-trailers were transported by rail in the Baltic States.

The pilot transportation of semi-trailers was initiated by LTG Cargo together with partners - PKP Cargo, one of the largest rail freight companies in Poland, and CargoBeamer, an intermodal transportation operator.

Semi-trailers of eight transport and logistics companies - Girteka, Vlantana, Hoptransa, DSV, Arcese, Solotransa, Nokvera and Griciaus įmone - were delivered by trial transport of semi-trailers. Semi-trailers were loaded on a special train platform at the Kaldenkirchen intermodal terminal on the border with the Netherlands, and reached Sestokai on the European track of  Rail Baltica. At Sestokai, the semi-trailers were returned onto raod transport to reach the final unloading point.

Further development of the service

1435 mm rail track gauge

1520 mm rail track gauge

Transportation of semi-trailers to Western European countries, primarily Italy, on the route Sestokai (Lithuania) - Verona (Italy).

Transportation of semi-trailers towards Northern Europe - in the direction of Estonia, on the already known route of the intermodal train "Amber Train".

Connection of Kaunas Intermodal Terminal (KIT) to the RailBaltica project.

Transportation of semi-trailers from Turkey to Scandinavia via Belarus and Ukraine.

 

Where do we want to progress?

  •  To expand the transportation of semi-trailers to Western and Northern European countries.

  •  Increase door-to-door freight delivery by combining different modes of transport.

  •  Actively contribute to one of Europe's key goals: reducing pollution (up to 60% by 2025).

Contact us!

To order the service or learn more about it, contact our sales team by email [email protected] and phone no. +370 5 202 1515 or leave a request for the rail transport service of semi-trailers you are interested in here.

 

Updated on 2021-06-22