From Austria to America by rail and ship

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. 

 

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