Power supply for freight wagons
There are now smart solutions for transporting pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs by rail. One such is the rCE Powerpack which VTG will use in future.
Equipping container wagons with power gives VTG clients the possibility to transport refrigerated goods by rail. A generator, driven by a hydraulic pump, converts kinetic energy into electrical energy, which is used to temper goods such as fruit, vegetables, frozen foods and medicines appropriately.
The system was developed by the Swiss logistics company Rail Care, a subsidiary of the Coop trading group. The rCE powerpacks have been used successfully in Switzerland since 2016, and have now been approved for use throughout Europe. (ben)