Railway transport is an environmentally friendly way to transport heavy goods over long distances.
Did you know that in many cases it is cheaper, faster and more environmentally friendly to transport goods by train than by road?
We are therefore so pleased that ColliCare sends a weekly trainload from Italy to our warehouse facility in Køge, Denmark. The train leaves Italy on Thursday morning and arrives in Køge on Monday. Large volumes of goods that would otherwise have been shipped by road are now travelling by rail.
At Køge, two railway tracks extend into a covered area close to our warehouse docks, where we load and unload sheltered from the wind and weather.
Smaller carbon footprint
ColliCare strives actively to shift more freight to eco-friendly transportation methods, In recent years the company has invested a great deal in shipping goods by sea and rail instead of by road.
According to ColliCare’s website, rail transport emits up to 94 % less CO2 and consumes 82 % less energy than road transport.
From Køge to all of Zealand
DB Cargo is another of our customers that uses our railway tracks at the Køge facility.
From Køge, goods are shipped by rail across Zealand and, naturally, to metropolitan Copenhagen.
DB Cargo estimates that “rail transport emits eight times less CO2 than road transport, and, for each electrical locomotive you send on its way, you can eliminate 35 trucks on the roads – and therefore emit 12.7 times less CO2.”
Green solutions and automation
At DKI, we are pleased to note that our customers are showing an interest in investing in green solutions that help minimise road traffic in Denmark and throughout Europe. Railway transport is an environmentally friendly way to ship heavy goods over long distances.
Some of our rail customers outsource warehousing to us, while, for others, we simply forward the goods to their final destination.
In addition to our Køge facilities, DKI has locations at Herning and Horsens, where we provide our customers with logistics solutions in either an analogue or fully automated set-up.