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Block train services

We divide our block train transportation services into four subsections:

Working with Dettmer Rail saves you time in dealing with the complex ‘railway’ system and frees you up for your core tasks. Our strength lies in the development, organisation and execution of block train transportation with sensitive liquid goods on the European rail infrastructure. The diversity of our service partners provides flexibility in preparing quotations and implementing services.

To further enhance the quality of our service provision, we attach importance to being able to use several trains on the same routes. Alternatively, we can discuss using locomotives that are available exclusively for your transport needs. The core countries of our activities are Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and, in collaboration with our service office in Budapest, the region of Southeast Europe aas well as selected lines in Italy. Our materials planning team is familiar with every operational element that gets trains moving and communicates with our service partners at the level of detail required in each case. We pursue the goal of increasing the use of energy-efficient modern locomotives, as well as the proportion of green energy to help mitigate climate change.

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Our service partners

Plan trains

Control trains

Monitor trains

Communicative and well-trained schedulers control and monitor your orders.

The connections our employees have, both in the rail market and to dispatch and reception points, enable us to create alternative solutions when things don’t go quite as they should. Either way, we too are subject to the framework conditions of operations on track infrastructure. If you also entrust us with materials planning of the wagon fleet or with carrying out transport services including provision of wagons for you, our schedulers will also plan the order allocation of the wagon sets so that loading and transport planning are from a single source.

Our team uses a modern IT system and various monitoring modules to monitor transportation independently of notifications from service partners. If a wagon becomes defective on its way across the rail network, the materials planning department documents the incident and, together with our fleet management team, repairs it as quickly as possible.

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Gert Sieksmeyer
Managing Director

T +49 (0) 40 1813009-51
M +49 172 3791841

Contact for:
Block Train Services | Supply Chain Management | Outsourcing Model

Mr Sieksmeyer is the operational managing director of Dettmer Rail GmbH.
After completing his commercial training as a forwarding agent in Bielefeld, Mr Sieksmeyer studied transport management at the Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences, graduating as an industrial engineer.
After working for several years as a specialist area manager for rail logistics in a German mineral oil company, he moved to Transpetrol GmbH as a project manager in 1997 and later took over the management of the newly founded ChemOil Logistics AG in Switzerland. After his return in 2002, he was appointed Managing Director of Transpetrol GmbH and in 2011 also assumed overall responsibility for the Rail Logistics Division of VTG AG.

Jan Diercks
Authorised signatory

T +49 (0) 40 1813009-52
M +49 172 3791842

Contact for:
Fleet Management | Block Train Services | Supply Chain Management | Outsourcing Model

Mr Diercks is an authorised signatory of Dettmer Rail GmbH and is responsible for all activities relating to wagons, single wagon transportation and invoicing. This activity is supplemented by the operational management of our block train transportation.
After completing his commercial training as a forwarding agent with a well-known Hamburg forwarding company, Mr Diercks joined DEA Mineraloel AG in 1992. He started his career in Supply & Transport and later took on new responsibilities in Sales, where he was most recently Head of Sales, Petrochemicals. From 2002 to 2013, Mr Diercks was at Transpetrol GmbH, initially with responsibility for the Fleet Management and Block Train Operating departments, and latterly as Divisional Manager with responsibility for group-wide fleet management and European-wide sales and management of liquefied petroleum gas transportation.

Jürgen Lütkemeier
Authorised signatory | Head of Operations

T +49 (0) 40 1813009-54
M +49 172 3791844

Contact for:
Block Train Services

Mr Lütkemeier is part of the founding team of Dettmer Rail GmbH and was appointed authorised signatory in February 2015. His main focus is the purchasing, costing and operational handling of block train transportation, as well as all associated issues relating to railway operations.
Following his training as a commercial clerk in railway and road transport, Mr Lütkemeier gained initial professional experience at Deutsche Bahn in Hanover. In 1991, he moved to Regionalverkehr Münsterland as the right-hand man of the managing director and also held the position of local operations manager. In 2001, Mr Lütkemeier was appointed Managing Director of GVZ Rheine GmbH, but decided to take on a new challenge at Transpetrol GmbH in 2004. In the area of block train transportation, he spent several years in quotation management while managing the ‘Railway Undertaking Development’ project. Most recently, Mr Lütkemeier was responsible for the ‘Operating Block Trains’ and ‘Railway Undertaking Control Centre’ departments.

Jessica Beck

T +49 (0) 40 1813009-62
M +49 151 62780016

Contact for:
Block Train Services | Single Wagon Transportation | Supply Chain Management