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CargoBeamer and DCB International have set up a joint company for cargo handling and transportation in France

Lyon/Leipzig – CargoBeamer a logistical services company for the transport of semi-trailers by rail, continues its expansion of European business ventures.

  • Systematic development of the French market sought
  • Begin of transport in France planned for 2015
  • Construction of a handling terminal in Calais

CargoBeamer has established with DCB International; a leading French developer of real estate, a joint subsidiary. The subsidiary is the forefront for the development of the French market.

The first joint project is the construction and operation of a terminal for the handling of semi-trailers in the northern French port of Calais.

“France is one of the most important logistics markets in Europe. In addition, France as a transit country for the flow of goods from Britain and the Iberian Peninsula is of particular relevance to us. ” says Dr. Imad Jenayeh, president of the new company CargoBeamer France SAS.

The planned terminal in Calais is scheduled to begin operation in late 2015 with a handling capacity of 800 trailers per day. It will be built by DCB International in the multi-modal logistics park Calais Premier.

Didier Caudard - Breille, President of DCB International noted: „Every year, 3.2 million trucks pass through Calais either on the way to or from the UK. We want to develop this huge market potential, together with CargoBeamer, to make freight transport faster, more cost effective, and more environmentally friendly. "

CargoBeamer is a revolutionary system for combined transport, which combines rail and road transport. It is the only technology that enables all trailers to participate in rail freight. So far this was only possible with 15 per cent of road transport due to technical restrictions. Currently, CargoBeamer operates a permanent route in Europe: On behalf of Volkswagen Logistics, CargoBeamer wagons transport non-craneable MEGA-trailers between Saarland and Wolfsburg. A second relationship between North Rhine-Westphalia and northern Italy through the Gotthard Tunnel is in planning.

About CargoBeamer

CargoBeamer AG is a logistics service provider involving a unique system for unaccompanied combined freight transport. The company offers transport solutions for all semi-trailers on special wagons that are handled either in automated terminals or handled with conventional cranes and transferred to rail. Unlike using cranes, all types of semi-trailers without any technical modifications can be received and loaded horizontally. Thanks to its fully automated, parallel and cost-effective handling system CargoBeamer has the potential to revolutionize the freighting industry. The company is based in Leipzig.

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About DCB International

DCB International is a project developer for real estate based in Lyon, France.  Since its founding in 1999, the group has specialized in the development of high-quality commercial and office real estate.