TNT hops on train to deliver to Spain

11 November 2010 – Starting today, TNT is combining rail with road to move consignments between its European road hub in Duiven (the Netherlands) and Barcelona (Spain). The multimodal connection will be in use every weekend. TNT will first truck the goods from Duiven to Bettembourg (Luxembourg). There, it will load the truck trailers onto a train bound for the south of France. The final stage to Barcelona will again be carried out by truck. With this approach, TNT will avoid weekend road restrictions in France, save costs, and reduce CO2 emissions. TNT already uses the road-rail-road combination to connect Duiven and Milan (Italy). The company is considering using trains to deliver to Madrid, San Sebastian, and other European destinations as well.

Page publication date: 26 May 2011 0:30 CET