An exciting project for climate-friendly rail freight transport is currently being planned in Hamm (Westphalia). What was once Germany’s largest marshalling yard will in future become a multimodal rail logistics hub with innovative loading technology linking rail, road and waterways. On a 60-hectare site, DB Cargo is working with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the city of Hamm, the railway and transport union (EVG) Hamm-Bielefeld and Kombiverkehr to develop a multi-hub for sustainable freight transport. If that’s not a milestone for the city on its way to becoming a supraregional and trimodal logistics hub!
Showcase project for climate-friendly rail freight transport in Europe
In the future, 170,000 truck trips can be transferred to climate-friendly rail via the new “MULTI HUB Westfalen” in order to transport goods to their destination with the smallest possible CO2 footprint. And, of course, to advance the transport turnaround in the freight sector and achieve climate targets. Efficient mobility and climate protection: Kombiverkehr’s themes. In order to coordinate the further development of the facility in a targeted manner, a separate agency has been established, in which Kombiverkehr has a five percent stake.
“An important step in the right direction to further increase the share of rail transport,” says Kombiverkehr Managing Director Armin Riedl: “We want to drive sustainable freight transport and are therefore very pleased to be involved in the conceptual implementation of the trimodal logistics area and to support the “MULTI HUB Westfalen” with our expertise.”Armin Riedl, Managing Director Kombiverkehr KG
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