Another DB Schenker Railport on city outskirts • strong customer response and high potential
(Mainz, March 16, 2012) With the opening of another rail logistics center on the outskirts of the city, DB Schenker Rail has linked the greater Paris area more closely to its European network. In mid-January, the company‘s first direct train was on its way to the French capital. At its Blanc Mesnil location, DB Schenker Rail now offers integrated rail logistics solutions for its customers in the steel processing industry.
The collection point for shipments from Germany is Saarbrücken, with services initially running twice a week from here to the DB Schenker Railport in Survilliers-Fosses, around 30 kilometers north of the center of Paris. It is only a short distance from here to the greater Paris area (Île-de-France), with the final delivery by truck as required by the customer.
The new service makes use of DB Schenker Rail’s European network and, with shipments through France handled by Euro Cargo Rail (ECR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DB Schenker Rail. It is ideal the shipment of paper, but also for paletted goods, such as consumer goods and construction materials. Numerous well-known companies from the paper industry and construction materials industry have already shown interest and are now using the new service.
DB Schenker Rail expects to carry up to 100,000 tons of rail freight on this corridor before the end of the year. As a result, the company is already planning to increase the number of trains per week.
A Europe-wide network of over 100 multifunctional and cross-sector rail logistics centers provides the interfaces between trucking and rail freight services, enabling the company to offer a complete range of additional logistics services. This means that DB Schenker customers can also benefit from integrated rail and intermodal door-to-door logistics concepts throughout Europe.