The first train loaded by semi-trailers of LKW Walter carrier departed
On January 5th 2021, the first train loaded with semi-trailers from LKW Walter departed. These newly introduced trains will run on Rostock - Bratislava route and back in two pairs per week. Scheduled departure days are Tuesday and Thursday. In the morning, the set of semi-trailers will arrive from Germany to Bratislava, where they will be gradually unloaded and loaded during the day, and in the evening the set will leave back to Germany.
In Germany this transport is provided by a partner carrier, from Děčín across Czech Republic and Slovakia our company Lokorail a.s. headed by one of our five BUDAMAR GROUP Vectrons is in charge.
As most of semi-trailers are heading to Hungary, we use a combination of possibilities of our subsidiary in the field of transport and handling in the Port of Bratislava and, at the same time, the absence of a suitable terminal in the northwestern part of the neighboring Hungary.
The train set consisted of 19 Sdggmrs wagons with a capacity of 38 semi-trailers. These are 6-axle articulated pocket wagons, which are designed for this type of transports. As an operator, Slovenská plavba a prístavy a.s. will take care of the transshipment of semi-trailers in the Port of Bratislava.
With more than 10,000 semi-trailers, LKW Walter is one of the largest players in European combined transport. Their blue semi-trailers with a yellow sign can be found on all European roads. Thanks to a thoughtfully combined transport system, it significantly saves both an environment and a road capacity. LKW Walter will ensure loading of semi-trailer at a consignor, which will then be transported to the combined transport terminal (train / ship). It is transported over a long distance in a group of other semi-trailers on a block train, or as an individual consignment to a terminal near a destination, where it is picked up by another truck and transported to the place of unloading. Besides cost savings, this combined transport system also brings significant environmental protection. The time spent is comparable with a road transport, but it brings an incomparable benefit in the form of saved trucks on overloaded roads.
Photo: Matej Pleško