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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

At bayernhafen Aschaffenburg, we offer you rail connections to the German North Sea ports. 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.

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:

… 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.