Trailers on trains offer quick fix for haulage backlog 22/10/21

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Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/trailers-on-trains-offer-quick-fix-for-haulage-backlog-28zl2mpf5

 

Trailers on trains offer quick fix for haulage backlog

David Brown
Friday October 22 2021, 2.00pm BST, The Times
CargoBeamer’s system enables lorry trailers to “slide” on and off trains
CargoBeamer’s system enables lorry trailers to “slide” on and off trains
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New technology to transfer long-distance lorries from motorways to railways is set to revolutionise the movement of freight and free up congested road networks.

The high-tech cargo terminal at Calais could cut the number of HGVs driving hundreds of miles across Britain and mainland Europe by allowing their trailers to be swiftly transferred on to rail.

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