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The terminal technology

  • A terminal consists of one or more transshipment modules
  • A transshipment module with track, parking tracks for pallets and driving lane for trucks on each side is 22m wide and 19.3m long
  • The modules consist of pre-cast concrete, so that a terminal can be installed quickly
  • Terminal expansion is possible at any time
  • The transshipment is possible from either or both sides of the track

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On track, no cranes

A CargoBeamer terminal really makes a difference, taking a lot of pressure off Europe's roads. An innovative and efficient terminal technology is behind this.

A CargoBeamer terminal really makes a difference, taking a lot of pressure off Europe's roads. An innovative and efficient terminal technology is behind this.

Powerful and pioneering

As all the wagons are loaded and unloaded at the same time and in parallel, the terminal can achieve tremendous throughput rates. They are 20 to 50 times higher than in conventional terminals. An additional bonus: Track switching at the Russian or Spanish border, which would otherwise take 2-3 days, takes less than one hour with the CargoBeamer terminal technology. Quite possibly record-breaking.

Flexible and secure

The terminal layout is flexible and its arrangement and size can be modified to suit the local conditions. The modules consist of pre-cast concrete parts, so that a terminal can be installed quickly and inexpensively and expanded at any time. The mechanical installations are mounted on the pre-cast concrete parts. Rails and mechanical assemblies for positioning the trains and opening the side walls are also mounted on a solid concrete lane on the concrete parts – this is important for the strength and position security of rails and mechanical components, as well as the dimensional accuracy, ensuring a smooth process.

Efficiency in tiny spaces

Where there's less space, the module works successfully using one side on only one parking track. The width of the module is then less than 16 metres.
The terminals are modular and designed to save space. The basic form of a module consists of one track in the middle with a parking track either side.

Compact and modular

There is a lane for trucks next to the parking tracks. Walkways provide safety for drivers and wagon technicians. The whole thing measures 22 x 19.3 metres and is set off from the environment with a green strip.