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YILPORT Gävle - Stockholm Shuttle Runs up to 700 Meters Long Trains

Between YILPORT Sweden terminals, YILPORT Gävle and YILPORT Stockholm Nord, a train shuttle run three trains per week, with plans to increase to four. During the autumn and winter of 2022, YILPORT expanded the initial configuration of its train shuttle from 540 meters to 630 meters.

The railway between Gävle and Rosersberg is electrified and equipped with a dual-track system. It provides optimal conditions for longer container trains and sustainable intermodal transport. YILPORT's investment in more frequent and longer trains results in reduced emissions per container transport.

We see an increased need for sustainable, intermodal logistics solutions. To meet that need, we have expanded the train length in its standard version to 630 meters, with the possibility of running trains that are 700 meters long. With a train length of 700 meters, we can transport 45 containers that are 45 feet on the same train. This corresponds to the same volume as 45 trucks with palletized cargo, says Joseph Muhumuza, Regional Sales Manager at YILPORT Nordic.

Currently, container trains with a length of 700 meters make up less than one percent of the daily departures in terms of freight traffic in Sweden. With an increased capacity and higher frequency, YILPORT's train shuttle enables cargo to be transported closer to the end customer in the Stockholm region. This results in shorter last-mile deliveries by truck and hence is better for the environment.

Many of our customers are asking for more sustainable logistics solutions. We are happy that we can offer this railway solution. For cargo that is transported by sea over long distances, such as from South America to Gävle, we use the rail shuttle for the final leg of transport, which means that together we reduce the world's carbon dioxide emissions, says Matilda Jarbin, Chief Sustainability & Communications Officer at Scanlog.

YILPORT intermodal terminal in Stockholm Nord is strategically located close to the Stockholm-Malardal region, Sweden's single largest consumer market. For the third year in a row, the logistics hub Stockholm Nord was recently named "Growth Location of the Year" by Intelligent Logistik. The intermodal terminal in Rosersberg is prepared for the longer train sets of the future with four tracks of 750 meters each and all-electric RMG cranes.