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Almost 1 million truck shipments shifted from road to rail

The German intermodal service provider Kombiverkehr reported a 1.1% increase in shipments in 2013, thereby putting an end to the volume shrinkage of 2012, which was caused by the weak economy. The company handled 937,671 truck consignments (around 1.88 million teu) in 2013, and shifted 10,459 more long-distance HGV transports from road to rail.

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