EUROGATE Intermodal (EGIM) continues to expand its service portfolio with the addition of new rail links. From 1 July 2019, the Hamburg-based service provider for international intermodal container transport by road and rail will offer three weekly direct connections each between the port of Rotterdam and the inland depots of Kornwestheim, Munich and Nuremberg.
With this new service, EGIM
is responding to increasing cargo flows via the western ports and the
associated increase in demand for maritime transport intermodal services. As a
multi-user port, Rotterdam is particularly well suited for these routes. With
the direct link between the seaport and the inland depots, terminal customers will
benefit from efficient and reliable connections.
The services 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. Connections to the port of Antwerp are available on request.
The direct 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, comments: “With our new services, we are responding to market developments in the maritime business. The EUROGATE Group has been orientated towards Europe for 20 years. In order to operate in line with demand, we monitor developments in the port landscape very closely and react accordingly.