Six trains a week between Rotterdam and Southern Germany
Rotterdam, 23 January 2017 – From Tuesday the 7th of February 2017, Rotterdam will be directly connected by rail with Southern Germany six times a week. The frequency of the Rotterdam-Bayern Express will be increased from five to six departures a week in both directions.
By increasing the frequency, European Gateway Services (EGS) and TX Logistik AG (TXL) emphasise the importance of a highly frequent service between Southern Germany and the port of Rotterdam. With own offices in Munich and local representatives in the region, the wishes and requirements of customers in Southern Germany are directly anticipated.
Wolfgang Debusmann, director of TXL’s Maritime division: “With this sixth train, we are increasing our capacity by more than 15%; given the growing demand, this is absolutely necessary. With a daily service we offer a flexible system to our customers.”
Mark van Andel, director of EGS: “The Rotterdam-Bayern Express constitutes a fully-fledged alternative for the traditional route from and to Bayern via the North German ports.”
Both maritime and continental cargo
The Rotterdam-Bayern Express can accommodate both maritime and continental cargo. In Rotterdam, the train serves all major container terminals at both the Maasvlakte and in the Maashaven/Waalhaven area. In Southern Germany, the service calls at respectively the Tricon Container Terminal in Nuremberg and the inland terminal München Riem in Munich. European Gateway Services and TX Logistik also offer pre-transport and post-transport services at both locations. Cargo which departs Rotterdam by train on day 1 is available on the South German terminals on day 2 and already at the doorstep of customers anywhere in Southern Germany and the north-west of Austria on day 3. In the other direction, a similar transit time applies to the connection with the deepsea ship.
Time savings and fiscal benefits
A major advantage of the route via Rotterdam is the time savings that customers can achieve. Many deepsea shipping lines use Rotterdam as their first and last port of call in Europe. To and from Southern Germany, this results in highly favourable transit times. While the deepsea ship sails to the North German ports after having called at Rotterdam, the container is already en route to Southern Germany on the Rotterdam-Bayern Express. This can easily reduce the journey time by two days. In the other direction, outbound cargo from Southern Germany can actually be put aboard the train later and still make the connection with the deepsea vessel in Rotterdam. Furthermore, the route via Rotterdam makes it possible to benefit from the fiscal advantages which are available in the Netherlands.
Offices of EGS and TXL in Southern Germany
Specifically for German customers, EGS has an own office in Munich. Each day, companies can call on the local EGS representative with any logistics and operational questions they may have. The EGS office can be reached by phone on +49 (0) 163 8090153 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to optimise personal contact with customers, TXL has a presence in Munich and Rotterdam. TXL Munich can be reached by phone on +49 (0)89 5205 753-40 or by email: email@example.com and TX Rotterdam via +31 (0)77 389 811, firstname.lastname@example.org
About European Gateway Services
As a synchromodal service provider, European Gateway Services (EGS) offers the market an integrated network for transport from and to the European hinterland. Synchromodal transport enables customers to operate more sustainably at lower costs and with greater reliability.
EGS offers shipping lines, logistics service providers and shippers high-frequency rail and inland barge connections between a growing network of inland terminals and deepsea terminals in Rotterdam and other ports. Furthermore, EGS offers a comprehensive range of supplementary services, such as transport without customs documents, storage, empty depot and delivery right up to the customer’s doorstep.
A subsidiary of ECT
European Gateway Services is a subsidiary of Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam, one of the leading and most advanced container terminal operators in Europe. ECT operates two terminals in the port of Rotterdam, both at the Maasvlakte: the ECT Delta Terminal and the Euromax Terminal Rotterdam.
About TX Logistik AG
TX Logistik was founded in 1999 as a private railway company and has an efficient European network. With around 500 employees, the company generated annual sales of 250 million euros in 2017. Since January 2017, TX Logistik has been wholly owned by Mercitalia Logistics S.p.A., a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.
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