Contargo launches new Rotterdam-Koblenz shuttle

German logistics provider Contargo has strengthened its rail freight portfolio with a new shuttle between its Koblenz terminal and the Port of Rotterdam. The Koblenz Multimodal Express has commenced with a fixed schedule of two weekly round trips.

The Rotterdam-Koblenz leg is on Mondays and Thursdays, returning on Tuesdays and Fridays. At the Port of Rotterdam it will run between the RSC, APM1, ECT and Euromax terminals, with further connections available.

Speed counts

Arndt Puderbach, manager of Contargo’s Koblenz terminal, said: “Rail transport is almost as fast, but cheaper than transport by truck. In addition, the Koblenz Multimodal Express is an excellent complement to the combined transport by inland vessel: for urgent containers, it is the speed that counts. Furthermore, with this new rail service, we can easily fall back on additional transport capacities when water levels are low.”

With an annual transport volume of 2.3 million TEU, Contargo is one of the largest container logistics networks in Europe, with connections along the European TEN-T Network Corridors to the sea/inland ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Basel, Strasbourg, Mannheim and Duisburg. It has 24 container terminals at its disposal in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and maintains offices at seven additional locations in Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium.

Author: Simon Weedy

Simon is a journalist for RailFreight.com - a dedicated online platform for all the news about the rail freight sector

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