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Published: 2018-04-05

Green Cargo and Yilport launch a new (ultra-short) rail service

Ports & terminals Green Cargo and Yilport launch a new (ultra-short) rail service

Photo: BillerudKorsnäs

The companies have entered into a three year-long contract during which Green Cargo will operate a shuttle train between Granudden and Yilport's container terminal in the Port of Gävle.

The service kicked off in mid-February and currently runs seven times per week, transporting containers loaded with paper products to be exported via Yilport's facility.

"It feels great that Yilport has entrusted us with operating this route. With these shuttle trains we're proving that it is possible to compete with road transports even on distances that are 14 km long only, given that all has been efficiently designed," Lennart Westring, responsible for sales at Green Cargo, said.

Håkan Bergström, Sales Director, Yilport Nordic, added, "The volumes of BillerudKorsnäs we are handling at Granudden are of vital importance for the port, but also a city traffic challenge. Thanks to the deal with Green Cargo we're making it sure that during the next three years transports will have a minimal effect on the surroundings."

BillerudKorsnäs' paper mill in Gävle (photo: BillerudKorsnäs)

 

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