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IGS opens branch in Port of Rotterdam with weekly railway services

IGS Intermodal Container Logistics has opened a branch in the Port of Rotterdam. In cooperation with established rail and barge operators in the western ports, the combined transport operator now offers regular connections between Rotterdam, Antwerp and Moerdijk and important economic regions from the Rhine/Ruhr area via Baden Württemberg to Bavaria.

Shipowners and freight forwarders benefit from the flexibility and reliable handling of the entire transport chain from a single source, the company explained. “Our customers are familiar with our service from the German seaports to southern Germany and vice versa,” said Bernd Trepte, Managing Director of IGS Intermodal. “As we have recently been receiving more and more inquiries for transports via Western ports, it was obvious to use the proven services of our own southern German locations for transports from Rotterdam and Antwerp.”

Weekly departures

The branch is managed by Johan de Jong, who has many years of experience in intermodal transport. Via Rotterdam, the company offers three weekly services to and from Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Kehl, four connections to Mainz, five departures to and from Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Leipzig as well as daily offers to and from Neuss.

The offers to and from Antwerp focus on barge, but there is also a rail connection available on this route. For urgent consignments, seaport transfers or reefer and dangerous goods containers, IGS also offers direct trucking in local and long-distance transport from Rotterdam and Antwerp. IGS offers a nationwide and neutral port-to-door tariff for all its barge and train offers. For destinations outside the tariff, IGS calculates individual offers.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

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

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