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Green Cargo and SSAB renew three-year agreement

Green Cargo and SSAB renew three-year agreement

Press releases   •   Apr 26, 2021 12:18 UTC

SSAB and Green Cargo extend their partnership encompassing shipments of some 700,000 tonnes of finished goods each year from SSAB’s plants in Borlänge and Oxelösund to customers in Sweden and Denmark. The logistics solution, which comprises steel coil and cut lengths of sheet steel, is conducted through Green Cargo’s wagon load network. The new three-year agreement started on January 1, 2021.

Green Cargo and Containerships expand partnership with a new rail shuttle service

Green Cargo and Containerships expand partnership with a new rail shuttle service

Press releases   •   Apr 13, 2021 07:20 UTC

Due to the increased need for sustainable and more efficient transportation with larger networks, higher capacity and quicker lead times, Containerships has chosen to start its own shuttle service between the Port of Helsingborg and Mälardalen, with Green Cargo operating the trains.

Green Cargo launches digital booking solutions for easier and fast customer communication

Green Cargo launches digital booking solutions for easier and fast customer communication

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2021 07:04 UTC

Green Cargo has invested in a range of digital services to increase the benefits of our customers. Green Cargo Connect is part of the company's digitalization journey to offer simpler and faster customer solutions. With the help of the new services, customers can easily and quickly book transports, fill in consignment notes and track their transports.

Green Cargo and ScandFibre Logistics form new logistics solution

Green Cargo and ScandFibre Logistics form new logistics solution

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2021 09:32 UTC

ScandFibre Logistics (SFL) and Green Cargo renew their partnership in the form of a comprehensive Scandinavian rail freight logistics solution. Green Cargo won SFL’s procurement due to its competitive offering in the form of a sustainable freight solution with flexible volumes and the possibility of adding more direct trains together with faster lead times.

Green Cargo and Vallviks Bruk extend agreement for roundwood transportation from Malungsfors

Green Cargo and Vallviks Bruk extend agreement for roundwood transportation from Malungsfors

Press releases   •   Mar 10, 2021 08:45 UTC

The successful partnership between Green Cargo and Vallviks Bruk for shipping roundwood from Malungsfors in the municipality of Malung-Sälen to the pulp mill in Vallvik has resulted in an extension of the current agreement. The partnership began in 2018 with rail-freight services from Mora and continued in 2019 from the newly opened timber terminal in Malungsfors.

Green Cargo – the largest rail freight operator in Sweden is celebrating 20 years

Green Cargo – the largest rail freight operator in Sweden is celebrating 20 years

News   •   Mar 04, 2021 06:55 UTC

Green Cargo was founded two decades ago with the objective of strengthening Sweden’s competitiveness as an attractive rail freight operator. We currently have 1,800 employees who, in their professional roles, can contribute to this development, and we are continuing the creation of a sustainable and well-functioning freight transportation system.

Green Cargo først i Norden til å ta i bruk Eurodual-lokomotivet

Green Cargo først i Norden til å ta i bruk Eurodual-lokomotivet

News   •   Dec 16, 2020 09:04 UTC

Green Cargo setter i drift de to første nestegenerasjon gods-lokomotivene i Norge. De nye Eurodual-lokomotivene er sterkere, bedre tilpasset tøff, norsk natur og vil redusere forsinkelsene i jernbanenettet. Med det nye lokomotivet kan ett godstog frakte like mye som 30 lastebiler. Norge er det første landet i Norden som tar i bruk det nye lokomotivet.

Green Cargo is first in the Nordics to put Eurodual locomotives into service

Green Cargo is first in the Nordics to put Eurodual locomotives into service

News   •   Dec 16, 2020 09:03 UTC

Green Cargo will deploy the first two next-generation freight locomotives in Norway. The new Eurodual locomotives are more robust, better adapted to the harsh Norwegian landscape and will reduce delays across the railway network. The new locomotive means that a freight train can transport the equivalent of 30 trucks. Norway is the first country in the Nordics to use this new locomotive.

TAC (Track Access Charges) reduction provides fast and unbureaucratic relief for railway undertakings (RUs)

TAC (Track Access Charges) reduction provides fast and unbureaucratic relief for railway undertakings (RUs)

Press releases   •   Dec 08, 2020 14:22 UTC

The rail freight sector has made tremendous efforts to keep Europe’s countries running, supporting both industry and society throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Our employees were considered frontliners in the task to supply hospitals with masks, hydro-alcoholic solution, energy to heat medical buildings and maintain continuous supplies of goods like food and beverages in stores.

​Green Cargo and Dynamant sign framework agreement for 2021

​Green Cargo and Dynamant sign framework agreement for 2021

Press releases   •   Dec 03, 2020 05:47 UTC

Several new projects and initiatives will commence in 2021 as a result of Green Cargo’s long-term strategy to develop operations with a strong and robust IT platform. These projects require additional assistance from external expertise, and the consultancy firm Dynamant has been chosen as a specialist supplier to Green Cargo to assist with project ownership, competence development and innovation.

Green Cargo and SSAB implement innovative solutions for steel traffic

Green Cargo and SSAB implement innovative solutions for steel traffic

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2020 11:33 UTC

​A technological shift is afoot for wagons and load carriers for specialized freight transport for the SSAB stretches between Luleå and Borlänge and Borlänge and Oxelösund. A total of 40 new wagons have been leased from the wagon provider Wascosa. The wagons are equipped with disc brakes that allow for quieter trains, greater flexibility of wagon usage and increased safety.

Green Cargo and Schenker AS collaborate on a new environmentally smart solution for refrigerated goods

Green Cargo and Schenker AS collaborate on a new environmentally smart solution for refrigerated goods

Press releases   •   Nov 17, 2020 14:23 UTC

In a partnership between Schenker AS and Green Cargo, new refrigerated wagons are being tested for Schenker’s rail freight product North Rail Express (NRE) on the Oslo–Narvik route. The freight wagons, which acquire their power supply from the locomotive, create a unique solution that is entirely new in the market.

Green Cargo is testing digital automatic couplers for more efficient rail freight in a unique European collaboration

Green Cargo is testing digital automatic couplers for more efficient rail freight in a unique European collaboration

Press releases   •   Nov 11, 2020 09:44 UTC

The equipped wagons will soon leave the maintenance depot in Eskilstuna and arrive in Luleå. That is where Green Cargo will test different automatic coupling options in Swedish winter conditions. Tests will also be conducted in parallel in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Automatic coupling has many advantages for the industry when it comes to safer working conditions and increased production.

Green Cargo has transported freight for St1 for 25 years

Green Cargo has transported freight for St1 for 25 years

Press releases   •   Nov 09, 2020 08:06 UTC

A partnership where the focus on high quality and secure transportation has resulted in almost 11,000,000 tonnes of freight being delivered from St1 in Gothenburg to depots in Jönköping and Karlstad. Through 25 years of rail transportation rather than road or sea freight, St1 and Green Cargo have reduced climate impact by a total of 114,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

Renewed agreement results in a 6,500 tonne reduction in annual carbon dioxide emissions

Renewed agreement results in a 6,500 tonne reduction in annual carbon dioxide emissions

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2020 06:42 UTC

​Four satisfied business partners are once again renewing their agreement to continue the sustainable freight transportation of wood chips and pulpwood from Norway to Sweden. The new three-year agreement between BillerudKorsnäs, Moelven, Grenland Rail and Green Cargo starts this December.

Green Cargo meets Holmen’s new transportation needs

Green Cargo meets Holmen’s new transportation needs

Press releases   •   Jun 15, 2020 14:36 UTC

Despite the prevailing situation with COVID-19 and reduced demand in many segments, Holmen’s round timber customers need to transport raw materials, with a resulting increase in Holmen’s need for more freight transportation. Green Cargo has been able to meet Holmen’s requirements for extra trains thanks to its customer adaptability and solution-oriented approach.

First train arrives at Stockholm Norvik Port

First train arrives at Stockholm Norvik Port

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2020 08:25 UTC

The first scheduled freight train is now in service on the industrial track to the new freight port, Stockholm Norvik Port. Ports of Stockholm built the railway line, which will enable more sustainable transportation and expands the different transportation alternatives to and from the port.

Stockholm Norvik Port is connected to the railway network

Stockholm Norvik Port is connected to the railway network

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2020 07:39 UTC

Over the Easter weekend the industrial branch line that Ports of Stockholm has built to Stockholm Norvik Port was connected to the railway network and electrified. This creates a direct railway link to and from the port on the Green Cargo intermodal network for national and international transport.

Unique rail collaboration to secure the food industry’s supply chain

Unique rail collaboration to secure the food industry’s supply chain

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2020 14:19 UTC

ICA will use the Volvo Group’s freight train to transport goods. Normally, south-bound trains operated by Green Cargo transport Volvo’s freight from Sweden to the factory in the Belgian city of Gent. For the last six years, the Swedish logistics company Scanlog has used north-bound trains to transport cargo such as food for ICA, the train has not run since Volvo’s truck factory in Gent closed.

Reduced climate impact and safer transportation decisive for continued collaboration between St1 and Green Cargo

Reduced climate impact and safer transportation decisive for continued collaboration between St1 and Green Cargo

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2020 10:06 UTC

Close collaboration and high quality were two important parameters leading to an extended agreement and the continued collaboration between Green Cargo and St1 for two more years. On 4 November 2020, Green Cargo will have transported goods for St1 for 25 years – a major win for the environment as well as for safer roads.