Corporate20 May 2019
Sustainability Report 2018 for Blue Water
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Prohibition of transport of semi-trailer on “pocket wagons"
UPDATE! A number of involved companies – Hector Rail, TX Logistics and HUPAC – have now received approval for transport of semi-trailers on pocket wagons. Therefore we expect the Italian traffic will be back to normal during next week (week 4). Blue Water’s Italian team will keep the customers informed.
Blue Water wants to bring to your attention that the Danish Transport, Enterprise and Construction Authority (DTECA) with effect from 8 January 2019 has introduced a prohibition on transport of trailers, loaded on “pocket wagons”, on the Danish railway network.
We regret to inform that this will have consequences for part of our traffic to and from Italy.
Naturally, we will look for alternative solutions such as rail solutions between Italy and Northern Germany and of course road transport. This is, however, a major challenge and we cannot guarantee days of departure nor can we guarantee transit times or price.
The prohibition is introduced due to the railway safety and after DTECA has witnessed a test on 7 January, conducted by Accident Investigation Board Denmark, observing that there might be a risk that the semi-trailer is not securely locked via the kingpin in connection with the loading on to goods wagons of the “pocket wagon” type.
The prohibition remains in force until the railway companies carrying goods on the railway network have fulfilled a number of conditions.
If you have any questions regarding your transport, please feel free to approach your regular contact at Blue Water.