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From Austria to America by rail and ship


By consciously choosing sustainable means of transport, the Austrian wood giant Binderholz limited its proportion of road transport to a few kilometres when it shipped a large load of timber. The transatlantic shipment began its journey in Salzburg and continued via the port of Antwerp to America. Final destination: Port of Cleveland.

The record cargo of 5,000m³ of wood was railed by Binderholz via the Antwerp-Linz shuttle from Rail&Sea to Antwerp. In Antwerp, Nova Natie brought the cargo of breakbulk aboard three Spliethoff vessels heading to the Great Lakes in the United States via the St-Lawrence Seaway. The 7,500km journey concluded at the port of Cleveland. A fine example of sustainable freight transport by rail and sea.

The wood will be used for the construction of a shopping centre, apartments and office spaces and represents the largest timber construction project in the United States to date.