The Cleveland Market Square project is the biggest solid timber construction project in the USA right now – and it’s all “Made in Salzburg”. On 29/09/2020, the Rail Cargo Group began transporting the first building components produced by the company Binderholz. Loading began in Hallein and the last train set off on 12/11. Over the past few weeks, three laapr container loads have been delivered to the Port of Antwerp on the environmentally friendly railways.
At the Port of Antwerp, the building components are then loaded onto a bulk ship that makes a direct, non-stop trip across the Atlantic, up the Saint Lawrence River and across the Great Lakes to Lake Erie. They are then transshipped at the Port of Cleveland. The final three kilometres from the Port of Cleveland to the “Cleveland Market Square” building site is the only stretch of the whole 7,500km journey that is covered by truck.
US success story made in Austria
With its transport services for structural building components made by the company Binderholz, whose engineering and sales premises are located in Hallein and manufacturing in Unternberg, the Rail Cargo Group is not only paving the way for in the American success story “Made in Salzburg”, but also for more green transport on the environmentally friendly railways.