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.

Storm in the Netherlands

shutterstock 14021415731.03.2015 | A storm in the Netherlands is expected to cause problems both for seagoing vessels and inland waterway traffic.

The terminals in the seaports will be stopping work due to heavy rain and strong winds.

This will cause delays in the loading and unloading of our barges.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We will keep you informed about delays or problems regarding our vessels which are already in the seaports, or are on their way there.

Contargo Introduces a Congestion Charge

shutterstock 15811797827.03.2015 | 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 15 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.

Transbox introduces congestion surcharge

shutterstock 9397530424.03.2015 | Due to increasing bottlenecks in the Port of Rotterdam, with waiting times of up to 92 hours, Transbox will be introducing a congestion surcharge from 30 March 2015.

In the last few weeks Transbox has increasingly had to charter additional tonnage in order to keep to its schedules. To continue to be able to offer this product reliably, Transbox will be introducing a surcharge of 6 Euro per TEU (full/empty).

We will continue to observe developments in the seaport, and will levy the surcharge until further notice. Please help us by booking as early as possible.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your Transbox Team in Zwijndrecht. Contact:

Heleen Scharroo, Phone: +31 78 6254-651 | E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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