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Milestone for the Spanish market: Hupac Intermodal launches semitrailer transport between Belgium and Spain



As of February 2019, the Hupac shuttle train between Antwerp and Barcelona is able to carry semitrailers. It is the first time that this type of loading unit is admitted on the Spanish network - a milestone for intermodal transport that has been achieved after a successful test period together with the Spanish Railways RENFE and the French SNCF.

The Hupac shuttle Antwerp D Barcelona offers daily departures with attractive A-C transit times. Besides containers and swap bodies, also semitrailers with P386 codification can be transhipped. They travel on special pocket wagons; an extra strong XL tarpaulin is required.

The Antwerp D Barcelona shuttle has been introduced in 2008 and registers growing demand. The closing time for customers in Antwerp Combinant terminal is at 17.00. The shuttle crosses France, where a maximum profile of P386 can be achieved, and enters Spain on the UIC line without the need to change railcars for the Spanish network. Pick-up time in Barcelona Morot terminal is on day C.