APM Terminals Gijon joined forces with CMA-CGM Group forming an eco-friendly logistic chain connecting major Spanish cities to the UK and Ireland.
The solution uses block trains, LNG vessels, and bio-fuel trucks for unbeatable eco-friendly credentials.
Accordingly, block trains link APM Terminals Gijon with Seville, Murcia, Valencia, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, and Burgos up to twice a week. Scheduled to arrive at APM Terminals Gijon in time for a Friday departure, the vessel will arrive in Liverpool, the UK on Monday and Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday. The service is suitable for all types of containerized cargo, including hazardous cargo.
Each block train has a 52 TEU capacity and the potential to remove up to 26 trucks from the road.
Except reducing traffic congestion, the diesel locomotives used for this block train service are, according to statistics published by the Association of American Railroads, estimated to be three to four times more fuel-efficient than diesel trucks and lower greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75% compared to trucks.