Under the title "Economic Development 2023 - Effects on Transport Chains", the VNL held its traditional "Power Day Transport Management" on January 26, 2023 in Linz, Austria. Key insight: In order to achieve the climate goals, the promotion of intermodal freight transport is essential. Long transport routes should be made by train and short distances for delivery and collection by truck.
In 2008, the French state railway SNCF established Akiem to offer heavy locomotive leasing for liberalised rail freight transport. Recently, the French state called on SNCF to reduce debt by selling subsidiaries. Therefore, with validity from December 9, 2022, Akiem was transferred for EUR 800 million to the investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, CDPQ for short.
Between October and December 2021, the automotive supplier Webasto tested the delivery and shipping of components and goods by rail at its Neubrandenburg site. The evaluation of the pilot project is now available: The use of freight trains instead of trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions during transport to and from the Neubrandenburg site by at least three quarters without additional costs.