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Intermodal traffic - rail transport through Europe

No traffic jams, no driver shortages and low environmental impact at the same time: Rail transport is sustainable and economical. The Nagel-Group offers customers the right solutions for cutting edge, combined transport for the fast-paced world of food logistics as well.

We provide both: Full truck load and groupage freight services

Intermodal traffic is a perfect addition to our services. We are oriented to the needs of our customers and provide full truck load and groupage freight shipments by train as well. The Nagel-Group offers regular departure times in many European countries. Terminals for combined transport can be conveniently reached from many Nagel-Group branches. This way, road and rail transport can be perfectly coordinated.

Benefits of intermodal traffic by the Nagel-Group

  • High loading capacity - up to 26 tonnes per trailer
  • Lower transport costs per pallet
  • Environmentally friendly due to reduced CO2 emissions
  • Continuous temperature monitoring for high quality standards
  • Short access routes - our branches are often in close proximity to train terminals
  • Extensive experience with intermodal shipments in our unique Europe-wide network

From the semi-trailer to the train

The Nagel-Group offers both: Piggyback trailers that have been specifically designed for loading onto the rails, and even a solution for non-craneble trailers. As yet, the vast majority of truck trailers in Europe cannot be lifted with a cargo handling apparatus and placed on a train. This launches the NiKRASA system, which was developed with the support of the Nagel-Group. NiKRASA’s greatest strength: No changes to the semi-trailer, the railway carriage or the handling equipment are required.

How the NiKRASA system works

The NiKRASA system consists of two parts: a terminal platform that can be driven on and the transportation platform. The transportation and terminal platforms fit together exactly. The terminal tractor drives onto the terminal platform and positions the standard trailer in the middle of the transportation platform. Then it is the grappler’s turn. It grasps the trailer by the gripping edges of the transportation platform and lifts it. The trailer and transportation platform are handled as a unit. The transportation platform is transported with the railway carriage; the terminal platform remains.

Detailed information about NiKRASA can be found online at www.txlogistik-nikrasa.eu

Combined transport proves itself in practice

The high flexibility and easy use of the system are important foundations for the utilisation of the Nagel-Group fleet in intermodal transport. We are already successfully implementing this know-how between Denmark and Italy, and more. Bypassing all the challenges of road transport, up to four tonnes per trailer can be additionally transported.

Intermodal traffic with the Nagel-Group?
We find the right solutions for your combined transport needs.

LTL-Network

LTL-Network

Due to our Europe wide network, you can always benefit from high availability of loading space for your shipment.

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FTL-Power

FTL-Power

With the Nagel-Group you can rely on state of the art Full Truck Load (FTL) transports.

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Contract Logistics

Contract Logistics

Efficient contract logistics are adapted to your processes and speed them up at the same time. We serve you tailor-made recipes.

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Special Services

Special Services

From containers to air freight or tanker transport to pallets – the Nagel-Group offers you a much wider range of services.

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Port handling

Port handling

We offer you comprehensive services for handling your container transports – from receipt at the port, through customs clearance to onward transport on the road.

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Liquid Foods

Liquid Foods

We have integrated all solutions for liquid food transports in one business department: Liquid Foods - Unified, Integrated Solutions.

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