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Port of Gävle’s terminal operator YILPORT invest in sustainable intermodal transport

Trains up to 700 meters long can now operate the route between Port of Gävle and Rosersberg. YILPORT Nordic sees it as a response to the increased need for sustainable, intermodal logistics solutions.

During the autumn and winter of 2022, YILPORT expanded the initial configuration of its train shuttle from 540 meters to 630 meters. The railway between Gävle and Rosersberg is electrified and equipped with a dual-track system. It provides optimal conditions for longer container trains and sustainable intermodal transport. YILPORT’s investment in more frequent and longer trains results in reduced emissions per container transport.

Currently, container trains with a length of 700 meters make up less than one percent of the daily departures in terms of freight traffic in Sweden. YILPORT’s development is in line with Port of Gävle’s work and focus on sustainability. With an increased capacity and higher frequency, YILPORT’s train shuttle enables cargo to be transported closer to the end customer in the Stockholm region. This results in shorter last-mile deliveries by truck and hence is better for the environment.

The intermodal terminal in Rosersberg is prepared for the longer train sets of the future with four tracks of 750 meters each and all-electric RMG cranes.

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