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Company News, 2014-10-30, 02:29 PM

Rail instead of road

For the haulage of foundry coke, ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products is now using efficient Black BoxXes. The raw materials experts of the ThyssenKrupp Group have relocated the supply chain for this sensitive product from truck to train. This innovative logistics method means that weekly two trains will be traveling from Poland and one from the Czech Republic to Germany and Denmark. Each train carries 54 Black BoxXes each with 27 t of coke.
Altogether around 200,000 t of coke is hauled annually in this fashion, replacing some 8,000 truck haulages and about 6.4 million road kilometers.

"The new procedure is much more cost efficient and kinder to the environment compared with the road haulage used up to now. It's also easier on the sensitive coke which is now rehandled less frequently," says Kai-Norman Knötsch, General Manager, ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products.

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