Rail container transport

Today we move 70% of our shipments on the railways. Thanks to the high frequency of departure and our own container depots, your containers arrive at the right place at the right time – at a great price and with minimal impact on the environment.

Our own train systems and collaborations with long-standing partners allow us to offer a reliable, comprehensive service for your container transport. Our handling of the entire transport chain from port to the end recipient enables us to plan our resources optimally and ensure the fast, secure transportation of your goods.

"Initially we bought-in the entire railway service; now we organise large parts of the process ourselves"

Article "Travelling flexibly by rail"

Shipping, Ports, Railway and Technology, 4/2015 (Axel Plaß)

Rolling stock of Zippel trains

Our modern rolling stock is in use every day, with your containers being loaded at sea terminals and also at empty container depots with rail sidings, as required. With our own proficient shunting service provider, we can adapt our resources to meet your needs and ensure that all containers arrive at your destination on time.

Berlin terminal

Located in the heart of Berlin, the Behala Berlin terminal is an optimal, trimodal transshipment point for your container transport. With a slot capacity of some 1,300 TEU, the transshipment of up to three block trains daily, and a repair service for containers, we offer a high level of flexibility and ensure your orders are processed quickly.

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Schkopau terminal

The KTSK Schkopau terminal enables us to process your transport to Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia quickly and reliably. In addition to floor space for some 2,000 containers and a repair service, the terminal also has several plugs for reefer containers.

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Key features of rail transport

  • Daily combined transport departures to/from Berlin and Schkopau
  • Empty equipment management/shuttle from the seaport to the hinterland
  • Own container depots in Germany
  • Shuttle transport between the terminal and the recipient
  • Special trains on own sidings
  • Capacity of some 2,000 TEU each week
  • Reduction in CO2 as transport is moved from the road to the rails

Other routes in our rail network

In collaboration with our network partners we will be happy to organise your container transport to other regions in Germany.

A combination of rail and road

Our truck fleet not only delivers your containers to local loading points, but also accompanies our container trains every day so that your containers always reach their destination on time.

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Further information

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General cargo/partial load and full truck load

Our daily business focuses on the transportation of general cargo as well as partial and full truck loads. Our qualified personnel schedule and transport your goods quickly and reliably to the desired destination and can also collect your goods for you.

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Storage

Zippel Logistik's warehousing at Dummerstorf bei Rostock encompasses the management of a total of 8,000 m2 of covered warehouse space with 21 gates, divided into high-bay and block storage areas and picking and transshipment areas.

Additional services

The transportation of your goods is our core business, but we also offer additional services such as: Customs clearance and consultancy, cargo handling and products that secure cargo and meet haulage needs.

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