Contargo is one of the leading, neutral service providers for container logistics in the European hinterland. With a close-knit network of its own terminals and transport lines, Contargo links the seaports in Western Europe with the European hinterland. The container specialist combines the inter-system advantages of the transport modes inland barge, rail and truck.

Contargo Introduces a Congestion Charge

shutterstock 6240785515.04.2015 | We are no longer able to bear on our own the rising costs due to long waiting times in the Port of Rotterdam. For this reason, we are compelled to pass on a part of the additional costs to our customers via a Congestion Surcharge.

Since our discussions with the various bodies concerned in the Port of Rotterdam have not led to any improvement, and since the situation is unlikely to get any less acute in the foreseeable future, from today April 2015 onwards we will be levying a Congestion Surcharge of 18.50 Euro per container to and from Rotterdam (full/empty). The surcharge will come into effect for barge departures scheduled on that date. The surcharge applies for all consignments, irrespective of the starting point.

We reserve the right to recalculate the congestion surcharge and to adapt it accordingly if the processing situation deteriorates further. The surcharge will only be discontinued again when processing times in the Port of Rotterdam become considerably shorter.

Contargo Network Logistics GmbH: Rail Transport Restrictions in May

shutterstock 1228995114.04.2015 | Due to public holidays in May, some of the terminals in Hamburg and Bremerhaven will not be working fully. For this reason we shall unfortunately not be able to run the following trains:

30.04.2015 - Train to Hof (day before public holiday in HH/BMH)
01.05.2015 - One train to Glauchau and one to Hof
14.05.2015 - Train to Hof
23.05.2015 - One train to Glauchau and one to Hof
24.05.2015 - One train to Glauchau and one to Hof

25.05.2015 - It is not yet certain that this train (via Glauchau to Hof) will run, as all loading/unloading slots for this date have been cancelled. We have requested replacement slots from the terminals. In our experience a decision will only be made at short notice – around CW 20.

Please take account of this when planning and booking. Thank you for your understanding. We will keep you informed of the latest developments.

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