VPI: Rail freight transport needs further modernisation of the infrastructure

With over 450 guests, the traditional New Year's reception of the Association of Freight Car Owners in Germany e.V. (VPI) set a new attendance record. At the 14th VPI Symposium on the following January 9th, the modernisation of the infrastructure and combined transport were the focus of the debates.
The logistics service provider CargoBeamer has been operating a new connection since January 10, 2022: between Kaldenkirchen in Germany and Perpignan on the French-Spanish border.
Since the summer of 2021, freight trains from across Europe have been able to reach Lithuanian’s Kaunas Intermodal Terminal (KIT) – one of the most important logistics centres for the Rail Baltica project and the North Sea to Baltic Sea transport corridor.