Swissterminal: new year, new connections on Rhine-Alpine Corridor

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With the beginning of the new year, Swissterminal, a company affiliated to DP World, is launching new connections from Frenkendorf and Niederglatt, in northern Switzerland, to Rotterdam. Moreover, the company is increasing the weekly roundtrips from the two Swiss hubs to Antwerp. The service connecting Switzerland with the two European major ports is called Schweizerzug (Swiss Train) and runs on the TEN-T Rhine-Alpine Corridor.

For the new connection to Rotterdam, there will be three roundtrips per week to the Rotterdam World Gateway. As Swissterminal pointed out, the company offered rail connections to Rotterdam only from Neuss, in Germany. The connections linking Frenkendorf and Niederglatt with the DP World Antwerp Gateway will be increased as well. The Frekendorf-Antwerp service will now run four times a week, while the Niederglatt-Antwerp train will be available with two weekly roundtrips.

“With the Schweizerzug, Swissterminal wants to ensure the greatest possible timetable stability and fast connections between inland locations and seaports”, Swissterminal stated. Interestingly enough, Schweizerzug customers receive four free days of storage at any Swissterminal facility prior to or post-departure. Moreover, Schweizerzug services do not add Currency Adjustment Factor, meaning that there is no surcharge for exchange rate fluctuations.

Swissterminal AG

Swissterminal AG is an integrated logistics provider founded in 1972 in Frekendorf, near Basel. The company can count on five locations in Switzerland and three in France. As they claimed, the terminal in Frekendorf is the largest privately operated container terminal in Switzerland. Since 2020, DP World is participating in Swissterminal with a 44 per cent stake.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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