GreenBridge Redefines Transport between Turkey and Europe

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

European multimodal solutions provider Samskip Multimodal B.V. and Intercombi (ICL) Transport, a subsidiary of the leading logistics company Turkey Netlog Logistics Group as limited partners have launched the joint initiative GreenBridge Multimodal C.V., offering high frequency connections between Turkey and Europe.

Samskip Multimodal and Intercombi introduced GreenBridge Multimodal C.V., a joint initiative delivering multimodal services between Europe and Turkey.

Initially GreenBridge will offer three block trains per week linking the Samskip Multimodal rail terminal in Duisburg (DE) to the Port of Trieste (IT), for on-connection to ships operating between Trieste and Istanbul. The company expects the block train service frequency to increase to five departures a week in the near future.   

GreenBridge services will connect Turkey to most European destinations, offering customers substantial advantages over conventional (road) transport that include faster transit times, the elimination of border delays, traffic jams and road taxation, and lower fuel costs. In addition, the multimodal solution delivers the reliability of large guaranteed capacity, significantly lower CO2 emissions and greater flexibility on equipment selection up to and including 45ft containers and trailers.

The GreenBridge initiative combines the benefits of Samskip’s European multimodal network and Intercombi’s in-depth industry experience and expertise in the Turkish market. GreenBridge will also serve as a one-stop shop solution, offering customs clearance assistance, dedicated customer service and local representation. Furthermore, customers will be able to follow the status of their bookings online, from the point of loading to delivery.

DD Transit Times
Country // Turkey-Europe // Europe-Turkey
Baltic States // 13-18 days // 13-18 days
Belgium // 7-8 days // 7-11 days
France // 7-8 days // 7-11 days
Germany // 7-8 days // 7-11 days
Ireland // 12-15 days // 13-16 days
The Netherlands // 7-8 days // 7-11 days
Norway - Oslo // 11-15 days // 11-15 days
Norway – West Coast // 10-17 days // 11-18 days
Russia // 15-20 days // 15-20 days
Sweden // 9-11 days // 7-12 days
United Kingdom – Centre // 11-12 days // 10-12 days
United Kingdom - North // 15-19 days // 13-18 days
United Kingdom – South // 10-12 days // 10-12 days

“The GreenBridge initiative will attract huge volumes” said Gökalp Çak, GM of Intercombi and the Vice President of Netlog Logistics Group. “We will have the flexibility to adapt the number of containers and semi-trailers carried by GreenBridge to market demand.”

Çak added, “Based on our traffic predictions, if the same volumes were moved over the road using trucks, CO2 emissions would be up to 275% higher.”

Diederick Blom, Chief Operating Officer Samskip Multimodal B.V. said “This joint initiative fits in with the ongoing demand for sustainable multimodal transport solutions between Turkey and Europe perfectly.”
 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

ClassNK Approves Niigata Dual-fuel Engine Design

Classification society ClassNK has granted approval to the design of the new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine developed by Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd. The new engine

MacGregor Deck Equipment for Intership's Eco-bulkers

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a deck equipment contract from New Times Shipyard in China for Intership Navigation Co Ltd.'s three new 36,500 dwt laker-class bulk carriers.

W&O, LESER Partner to Deliver Safety Relief Valves

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has partnered with

Intermodal

Massive LNG Absorber Shipped to Malaysia

Successful transport of 1,480t absorber for biggest LNG plant worldwide in Malaysia.   1,480 tons and a high center of gravity made the transport of an absorber

Matson Raises 2015 Westbound Hawaii Box Rates

Matson, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced that Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson) will raise its rates for the company's Hawaii service by $225

Melbourne Box Pot Lining Up Bidders

Three of Australia's largest infrastructure funds plan to bid for the country's largest container terminal in a sale expected to fetch about A$5 billion ($4.27 billion) for Victoria state,

Logistics

Fednav Celebrates Anniversary Trio in Cleveland

Fednav Limited held a reception on board one of its vessels, the Federal Mayumi, at the Port of Cleveland yesterday to celebrate a trio of anniversaries: the 70th

Night Moves on America's Waterways

Overnight operations are certainly not unusual on America’s inland waterways, but that doesn’t make them any less hazardous. Onboard activities that seem so straightforward

CMA CGM Acquires OPDR

The CMA CGM Group has acquired the German shipping company Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei GmbH & Co. KG (OPDR), CMA CGM founder, chairman and CEO Jacques R.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2183 sec (5 req/sec)