Intermodal is the future way of transportation
At the time when climate change is perking everyone is trying to make an impact by reducing their negative outcomes for the nature. Transportation industry plays a significant role in addressing the environmental challenges. The need of decarbonization presents a number of challenges for transport and logistics companies, but challenges also lead to the search for solutions.
We continue to search for sustainable solutions to reduce CO2 emission and this is where intermodal transportation appears. Intermodal transport is the key to reducing the impact of logistics to the environment.
We are constantly looking for new train lines to develop intermodal transportation, so from this summer we started intermodal transportation in a new direction Kaunas – Duisburg – Kaunas. This is a direction that has been refined thanks to the cooperation of TTLA and LTG Cargo in order to improve intermodal transportation service. This direction opens Western Europe to sustainable cargo transportation solutions.
Meanwhile, on a Lithuanian scale, Kaunas is in many cases strategically the best place to develop intermodal transportation, which led to the expansion of our company to central Lithuania and the establishment of a branch in Kaunas. Currently, Kaunas division is focusing on the development of the intermodal transportation network, increasing the awareness and popularization of this type of transportation.
Neli Karapetjan-Baranauskiene, Head of the Intermodal Services Department of UAB Vlantana, notes that “𝘜𝘈𝘉 𝘝𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘢, 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘺, 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦 𝘊𝘖2 𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵. 𝘐𝘯 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦, 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵”.
Pros of intermodal transportation:
▶fewer trucks on motorways, which makes it safer on the roads and their maintenance costs are lower;
▶a smaller CO2 footprint, which saves nature;
▶partially solves the shortage of drivers;
▶companies may have more semi-trailers than trucks;
▶transports of greater weight are possible.
We hope that the intermodal transportation network will only expand, and the widest possibilities will open to fully use the service called the future of cargo transportation.