News 2023

2 May 2023

HBI transport in the BoxOnBox

Together with DB Cargo, Innofreight transports HBI (Hot Briquetted Iron) from the Netherlands to Austria. The use of HBI in steel production can reduce the use of coal in the blast furnace process – an important raw material on the way to CO₂-neutral steel production.

21 2×40 ft InnoWagons with our new BoxOnBox containers transport the required raw material into the steel mill in a round trip twice a week. The lightweight design of the containers has allowed raw material loads to be increased and thanks to the compact dimensions of the containers, loading and unloading is made easier.

One special feature of the BoxOnBox system is not yet being utilized in this first transport, but is to be used in the future: After unloading the BoxOnBox containers, they can be stacked on top of each other. In this way, they create space on the wagon to load further containers. In this way, the train can transport materials in both directions. In the future, this will save rail capacity and allow goods to be transported even more efficiently by rail.



photo credit (first picture): Katja Sander, DB