Traffic info about Rail Transport
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Important information about transport worldwide
Here you will find important traffic information on worldwide Rail Transport. You are, of course, always more than welcome to reach out to your local Blue Water contact for further information.
Ban against transport of semi-trailers loaded on “pocket wagons” throughout Denmark
Blue Water calls attention to a decision made by the Danish Transport, Building and Housing Authority. A national ban of semi-trailers loaded on “pocket wagons” became effective from 23 January 8AM.
This will unfortunately have consequences on parts of our traffics to and from Italy.
We are looking into alternative options such as train solutions between Italy and Northern Germany as well as road transport. Unfortunately, this is quite a challenge, and we are not able to guarantee date of departure, transit time or price, as the rail network is the major artery of traffics between Denmark and Italy.
The ban is introduced for the sake of railway security after an incident 13 January, where a tipping trailer passing the Great Belt Bridge was observed. The Accident Investigation Board Denmark has followingly ran tests and observed that by a few tests the lock effect is malfunctioning when pulled vertically even though the lock is well functioning and in correct locking position. This calls for further testing and examination after which the necessary precautions are expected.
Blue Water follows the situation closely and will continually inform you, but for the time being we cannot state anything about the length of the shutdown.
If you have any questions regarding your transport, please reach out to your regular contact at Blue Water.
Italian weather situation affects traffics
UPDATE! The rail stretch by Brenner and the northern Italy will likely be shut down until 12th December 2020 2PM. Great delays must be expected, and it is still uncertain when traffics are back to normal.
Heavy snow has hit Italy in short time, and on the same time floods arise. Because of this, rail transports are called off until further notice. The statement from Italy is that no transports are running regularly, and for this reason notable delays must be expected.
The delays concern all means of transport, since the joint capacity cannot be transferred from rail to road immediately, and the weather situation will thereby challenge the general capacity on the market.
Blue Water apologises to our customers for the inconvenience followed by this, and we will continue to keep you updated on the situation. Please reach out to your daily Blue Water contact if you have any questions.