From Saturday 7 November Hector Rail will start to run trains between Oslo and Padborg in Denmark. Hector Rail will act as a subcontractor to TX Logistik, which has created a non-stop service Oslo — Rotterdam for Bring Frigoscandia and Bring Logistics. The contract with TX Logistik has duration of three years and will employ one locomotive with the special equipment needed to cross the Öresund Bridge. Hector Rail has ten such locomotives in its locomotive fleet. These locomotives are capable of operation in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
Between Padborg and Rotterdam TX Logistik deploys their locomotives. The total trip through five countries takes less than 30 hours.
The goods from Norway are mainly designated for Benelux and France. Until now, Bring has used trucks for the transport. Each train will replace 32 trailers. Pick-up and distribution services will be made with modern Euro 5 trucks, the most environmentally-friendly trucks available on the market today. Also the locomotives meet highest possible environmental standards, since they are equipped with regenerative brakes.
Initially, the frequency will be once a week in each direction. It is planned to increase the number of round trips in 2010.