Schweizerzug changes connections to Rotterdam and Antwerp

The rail freight network of Schweizerzug connecting Switzerland with the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam will see some changes starting 16 December. The direct roundtrip between Frenkendorf near Basel and the German city of Neuss will be increased from three to six times per week, while adding a final stop in the Belgian hub of Antwerp. This last extension replaces the direct connection to Antwerp. Moreover, the train running between Niederglatt in Switzerland and Rotterdam will also have a stop in Neuss. 

Schweizerzug notes that the changes do not result in any additional surcharges. With the changes, the company is reacting to the growing demand on this route. Accordingly, it wants to offer shipping companies in Germany and Switzerland “not only more capacity but also more flexible transport options. The new direct connection to Deurganckdok-Kai 1742, operated by MPET in Antwerp, provides even more options.”

Port network

The Swiss service provider for container transport by rail promises a more flexible and stable product range as a result of the increase in frequency, which is in direct response to existing customer requirements. Its aim is to provide customers from Switzerland and neighbouring countries with a steadily growing number of connections to Europe’s most important container ports.

Roman Mayer, CEO of Schweizerzug, explains: “Our range of services will only attract customers if we recognise their requirements and wishes at an early stage and serve them accordingly. By expanding the frequency on a par with growing demand, we intend to precisely meet customer requirements. In this way, we are not only contributing to competitive freight transport by rail, but also making a contribution to the promotion of climate-friendly transport.”

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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