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CT, i.e. “combined transport” or “intermodal transport“ is the logistics solution of the future. It involves combining at least two different modes of transport to produce a quick, efficient and environmentally sensible transport chain – without having to change the transport container in the process.

The aim is to make intelligent use of the benefits of each mode of transport and the free capacity. Moving freight onto rail and inland waterway, for example, takes the pressure off congested transport networks (especially roads). The combinations of road/rail, road/inland waterway and rail/inland waterway are now established as reliable alternatives to solely road-based transport. They help to avoid cost-intensive, time-consuming traffic congestion, save on toll fees whilst simultaneously protecting the environment.

Speedy and efficient handling at the point of intersection of the modes of transport is crucial. The graphic shows how a seamless logistics chain is created at a CT terminal

Trimodal CT terminal with barge services

At bayernhafen Aschaffenburg, we offer you rail connections to the German North Sea ports. In addition, there are regular barge services to the ARA ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. In our trimodal container terminal, we guarantee efficient cargo transfer between road, rail and inland waterway. Operator of the handling facilities is the Trimodales Containerterminal Aschaffenburg GmbH.

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Anja Bokeloh

Anja Bokeloh

TCA Container Terminal bayernhafen Aschaffenburg
Grafik Kapazitäten im Kombinierten Verkehr in Bayern

According to our own data, our terminal facilities account for around 40% of the total handling capacity of all CT facilities in Bavaria – there is even the opportunity to increase this capacity even further!

Choose intelligent combined transport …

… for greater reliability and punctuality

Move your goods from truck to rail or water and avoid road congestion. Doing so maximises reliability, ensures that schedules are met and reduces the risk of accidents.

… for lower costs

Opting for combined transport saves you money. The principle here is very simple:

Vehicles and personnel are needed only during the upstream and downstream phases. This increases your flexibility, while reducing your fixed costs.

Toll fees are payable only on upstream and downstream routes.

4 tonnes more than in pure road transportation. This applies to upstream and downstream to the nearest combined transport terminal.

Within a 200 kilometre radius, driving to and from a terminal in the combined transport mode of road/rail is permitted even on Sundays and public holidays.

… for the environment

Compared to road transport alone, combined transport reduces not only energy consumption but also achieves a two-thirds reduction in the CO2 emissions caused by transporting each load unit.