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CargoBeamer Accelerates Eco-Friendly Logistics with Innovative Railcar Financing

CargoBeamer Accelerates Eco-Friendly Logistics with Innovative Railcar Financing
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19 / 01 / 2024

CargoBeamer has successfully concluded an asset-based transaction regarding 40 of its railcars structured with Flexam Invest Asset Management, a French private debt manager specializing in asset financing.

A part of the funded wagons comes from the first production batch of the Erfurt assembly line, which CargoBeamer opened in 2022. The patented railcars, designed by CargoBeamer, are now operated during day-to-day operations on its railway network of intermodal routes, notably in France between Calais and Perpignan.

“The financing we signed with Flexam Invest will support our company in its growth strategy by strengthening its presence on its core network in Europe. CargoBeamer railcars are one of the key growth drivers in our business, and we are looking to expand our fleet significantly in coming years, just like our network of intermodal terminals and routes,” says Dr. Markus E. Fischer, Chief Financial Officer at CargoBeamer.

CargoBeamer railcars are designed for the intermodal transport of semi-trailers and various loading units. Featuring a steel frame and loading pallet, they facilitate horizontal, parallel, and automated loading and unloading of units inside a CargoBeamer Terminal. With no need for modifications to clients' trailers CargoBeamer’s technology significantly reduces carbon emissions by approximately 85% compared to road transport and allows road freight companies to achieve their environmental objectives. Additionally, the craneable loading pallet enables easy handling of CargoBeamer trains in standard crane terminals or using Reachstacker vehicles, lifting both the pallet and transport unit off the train together.

Fabrice Fraikin, Managing Partner and co-founder of Flexam Invest Asset Management adds, “We are very proud to partner with CargoBeamer for the financing of 40 wagons. With such an innovative solution to limit road traffic, pollution, congestion, and noise, Flexam contributes positively to the dynamics of intermodal solutions and CO2 emissions reductions.”


Source: CargoBeamer