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.

Congestion Surcharge for Rotterdam from August

shutterstock 144228481Zwijndrecht, 18 July 2014 | Contargo introduces congestion surcharge for barge transports to and from Rotterdam.

Due to bottlenecks in container processing in the Port of Rotterdam, Contargo is introducing a congestion surcharge. For bookings on scheduled barge departures from 1 August 2014, a charge of 15.00 Euro per container will be made for containers handled there.

Since the middle of April, vessels of Contargo’s fleet have had increasingly long waits for processing at the port terminals in Rotterdam. Processing times of 50 hours, peaking at up to 90 hours, are no longer unusual. On average, processing times have increased by one third overall.

The surcharge will initially apply in the month of August only, and will be used to cover additional costs such as unloading at other terminals, trucking within the seaport, reduction of percentage capacity load of the existing fleet as well as the chartering of additional tonnage.

As Contargo wishes to provide a reliable product of consistently high quality despite the bottlenecks in the Port of Rotterdam, Contargo asks customers to book as early as possible. This will be a great help for planning.

Now that the holiday season has begun, first signs of bottlenecks are appearing in Antwerp, too. Contargo is keeping a very close watch on the processing situation in Antwerp so that counter-measures can be taken in good time.

If you have any questions, please contact the Contargo Waterway Logistics team in Zwijndrecht.

Heleen Scharroo,
Phone: +31 78 6254-651 | Mobile: + 31 6 20611698
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Richard Ronteltap,
Phone: + 31 78 6254-641 | Mobile: +31 6 29402740
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UPDATE "Business as usual" again at Hof Terminal

shutterstock 7645950417.07.2014 | This morning work on correcting the fault was finally completed and we are pleased to be able to tell our customers and partners that processing in Hof is back to normal.

Processing Delays at the Hof Terminal

shutterstock 545570511.07.2014 | Since yesterday there have been delays in processing at our Hof location, due to technical problems in the handling system.

We are making every effort to put the fault right. However, at present it is unfortunately still not possible to say when work will be able to resumed on a normal basis. We would like apologise to you for the delays in processing trains and delivery trucks.

If you have any questions we shall be glad to help and we will inform you as soon as the fault has been dealt with.

Contargo Network Logistics GmbH
Florian Fischer
Industriestr. 6 · 95182 Döhlau
Fon +49 (0) 9286 809 135
Mobil +49 (0) 151 17370517
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