Ferries and ROLA
Some see long roads ahead and hold ups. We see your drivers travelling around Europe on trains and ferries. The Shell Fuel Card can be used to pay for ROLA (truck on train) services, and book European ferry crossings. Combining driver rest periods with these services saves your business time and money, and also helps reduce CO2 emissions.
Your Shell card isn’t just for on-road travel - you can rely on your Shell card to book and pay for travel throughout Europe. With access to a wide range of European ferry routes and ROLA (truck on train) services, and a single invoice for all costs, you can save your business time and money too.
Using your Shell card, you can enjoy the benefits of the Europe wide services of Transcamion, the major ferry agent, and P&O Ferries.
Transcamion cooperates with more than 150 ferry agents and offers more than 1300 ferry routes from the Black Sea, through the Baltic Sea, to the Caspian Sea or the Mediterranean Sea.
P&O Ferries’ main route is between France and the UK (Dover to Calais), however you can also use your Shell Card to pay for crossings from the UK to Belgium and the Netherlands.
How to book ferry crossings
To book a ferry crossing via Transcamion, visit Transcamion website. With Transcamion, you can benefit from discounted rates (dependant on number of crossings) and even alter your departure time if needed.
With P&0 Ferries, your drivers use their Shell Card to pay directly at the terminals, without any need to book in advance. For further details on available routes and timetables, visit P&O Ferries website.
ROLA (trucks on trains)
Speed limits, weight limits, working hours and environmental concerns can all impact on international haulage business routes. By combining truck and train travel, ROLA (Rollende Landstraße), can help you save both time and money.
Key benefits of ROLA
- Travel during a driver’s designated rest period;
- Running cost savings, including fuel consumption, road taxes, and vehicle wear and tear;
- Freedom from truck transit restrictions;
- Bypass traffic jams and avoid queuing at truck control sites; and
- Better planning of travel and delivery time.
How to book a ROLA journey
To book a ROLA crossing using a Shell Card, contact Rail Cargo Austria, the European leader in accompanied combined transport, or our partner agent, Transcamion.
Rail Cargo Austria offers you the following routes:
- Salzburg (Austria) - Triest (Italy)
- Wels (Austria) - Maribor (Slovenia)
- Wörgl (Austria) - Brenner (Austria)
- Wörgl (Austria) - Trento (Italy)
For more information, including booking details, timetable and price list, visit the Rail Cargo Austria website.