From road to rail

By using innovative BlackBoxX containers, around 8,000 truck journeys totaling approx. 6.4 million kilometers per year have been successfully transferred from road to rail.

thyssenkrupp Materials Trading relies on effective BlackBoxX containers to transport foundry coke. The raw materials experts from the thyssenkrupp Group have transferred the supply chain for this easily damaged product from road to rail. As part of the innovative logistics concept, two trains per week travel from Poland and one from the Czech Republic to Germany and Denmark. One train includes 54 BlackBoxX containers, each holding 27 tons of coke.

Careful handling

The volume transferred from road to rail amounts to approx. 200,000 tons per year. This replaces around 8,000 truck journeys totaling approx. 6.4 million kilometers per year. “The new transportation concept is much more cost-effective and eco-friendly than the previous road transportation. The coke is also less likely to be damaged as it is reloaded less frequently,” said Frank Holz, Head of Energy Trade of thyssenkrupp Materials Trading.

The new transportation concept is much more cost-effective and eco-friendly than the previous road transportation. The coke is also less likely to be damaged as it is reloaded less frequently.

Frank Holz, Head of Energy Trade of thyssenkrupp Materials Trading
  • 54

    BlackBoxXes per train

  • 27

    tons Coke per box

  • 200.000

    Tons per Year

  • 8.000

    Truck Journeys

54

BlackBoxXes per train

27

tons Coke per box

200.000

Tons per Year

8.000

Truck Journeys

Transport with Blackboxx

Just one loading operation into the innovative BlackBoXX containers helps protect the easily damaged coke