Hamburg-based operator to offer three new weekly direct connections to the inland depots of Kornwestheim, Munich and Nuremberg.
Hamburg-based Eurogate Intermodal (EGIM) is continuing to expand its international intermodal container transport service portfolio with the addition of new rail links between Rotterdam and southern Germany.
From 1 July, the intermodal operator will offer three weekly direct connections each between the port of Rotterdam and the inland depots of Kornwestheim, Munich, and Nuremberg.
It said the new services were in response to “increasing cargo flows via the western ports and the associated increase in demand for maritime transport intermodal services”, noting that terminal customers will benefit from efficient and reliable connections via the new direct link between the seaport and the inland depots.
EGIM said the services will connect the sites in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg directly to the seaport terminals ECT Delta and Euromax on Maasvlakte I in the port of Rotterdam. The APMT and RWG terminals on Maasvlakte II are reached via the Rotterdam PortShuttle, while connections to the port of Antwerp “are available on request”.
EGIM noted that the intermodal links support the EU’s goal to increase the share of container transports by rail or barge from 18% to 30% by the year 2030.
Niels Riedel, sales manager at EGIM, commented: “With our new services, we are responding to market developments in the maritime business. In order to operate in line with demand, we monitor developments in the port landscape very closely and react accordingly.”
Eurogate Intermodal belongs to the Eurogate Group and has established itself as a neutral provider of products for combined transport by road and rail. EGIM is one of the founders of the rail system boxXpress.de, which links the sea ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven und Wilhelmshaven with nine southern German inland terminals.
EGIM also connects two economic regions in Hungary with the German sea ports several times a week, supplementing its rail services with the organisation of pre-carriage and onward carriage by truck. Via sister company Hannibal, EGIM also offers connections to nine locations in Italy.