August 27 - DB Schenker has begun transporting a 6,600 tonnes consignment of concrete elements to be used in the construction of a new soccer stadium in Poland.
The elements, which each weigh up to 100 tonnes and are up to 37m in length, are being moved by rail from Neumark, in Upper Palatinate, Germany, to Wroclaw, Poland for the Max Bögl construction company.
The stadium will be used during the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, to be jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine.
DB Schenker Rail is using six block trains to move the cargo and special cranes are in operation to load the trains in Neumark. The trains cross the Polish border at Zgorzelec/Görlitz and then travel on to Wroclaw Kuzniki.
The final kilometers of the journey are covered at night when the elements are transported to their final destination by truck. The first train left on August 20 and the last one is planned for the end of September.