SNCF group announced in March 2022 their project to acquire Takargo, confirming its willingness to continue to promote rail freight in Europe and to accelerate modal shift. Takargo will be integrated into the Captrain network, a major player in rail transport and logistics in Europe, integrated into Rail Logistics Europe, the division of the SNCF...
Officially on March 4th, 2022, Takargo becomes the first entity certified by the IMT for training train drivers in accordance with Ordinance No. 213/2020, Law 16/2011. With this certification, Takargo will be able to start lecturing courses for initial, continuous, and specific training for the endorsement of complementary certificates for train drivers. This certification allows...
In September 2019, Takargo started a new vehicle traction operation from the Volkswagen plant in Palmela to the Port of Setúbal. This operation was reactivated by Volkswagen, Rodo Cargo and Porto de Setúbal, having started with two daily trips, with an estimated doubling of the service to 4 trips in 2020, allowing in the future...
In August 2019, Takargo started a new container transport operation for Maersk Line. This operation aims to connect the ports of Lisbon, Leixões and Sines where Maersk has regular stopovers with supporting terminals in Bobadela, Entroncamento and Alfarelos. The operation will have the permanent allocation of a diesel-electric Vossloh Euro 4000 locomotive, which will involve...
In May 2019, Takargo reinforced its rolling stock fleet through the acquisition of 3 diesel-electric 1550 series locomotives. 1550 series locomotives are capable of running on the entire national rail network up to a speed of 120 km/h and with a maximum power of 1700 hp. The first service of Locomotive no. 1565 carried out...
On April 9th, Takargo started the national transport bulk cement, with the main focus on the Alhandra/Maia axis, and with an expected frequency of 2 trains per week. Upon the establishment of this contract, Takargo expects to transport around 80,000 net tons of cement annually, with the commitment to guarantee client’s satisfaction with the quality...