CargoBeamer starts an intra-France intermodal service
The new connection will kick off in mid-June with two round-trips per week between Calais and Perpignan.
The frequency will increase to four/week by 5 July.
"With our lane from Calais to Perpignan we are able to lay the formation for domestic French transports from the English Channel to the Mediterranean Sea and Iberian Peninsula," Nicolas Albrecht, Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Board Member, CargoBeamer, said.
He furthered, "Additionally, we are very excited to see our first CargoBeamer terminal in regular market use in Calais. Here CargoBeamer is going to show the main advantages of its technology to the rest of the world by handling six to twelve train pairs per day in record time. Calais will serve as an important cornerstone to enable more environmentally friendly cargo transports by rail in the future."