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Transport of semitrailers by rail (Megaswing)

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Summary
This case is based on a fictive domestic door-to-door transport solution of temperature controlled food from Bremervörde to Memmingen in Germany. The solution is based on the new rail wagon Megaswing that enables intermodal transport of semi-trailers that cannot be lifted by cranes.

Initially the solution is based on a pure road transport solution. The first development step includes more traditional intermodal transport solutions through the large scale terminal. The second step involves two smaller terminals that reduce road transport distances and waiting time. Railway transport distances increases.

3. Using Megaswing rail wagons for efficient semi-trailers door-to-door transport