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.

GDL ends strike with immediate effect

shutterstock 6518073121.05.2015 | The GDL (Gewerkschaft deutscher Lokomotivführer) has ended its present strike with immediate effect; the German train drivers’ union and its social partner Deutsche Bahn have agreed to a mediation process.

Rail transport as a whole will therefore be returning to normal; according to previous experience this may take a few days. We apologise for any indirect after-effects in the form of delays that this may cause.

Rail transports to and from our Contargo terminals are not, and have not been, directly affected by the GD L strikes, because for the most part they are not involved in the present pay disputes, and also due to Contargo’s policy of using various different rail service providers.

Open-ended Strike by GDL from 19.05.2015

news-streik-gdl19.05.2015 | The German train drivers’ union GDL (Gewerkschaft deutscher Lokomotivführer) has once again called a nationwide rail strike (goods and passenger transport).

The goods transport strike is to begin at 15:00 CET on 19.05.2015; passenger transport will be affected from 02:00 on 20.05.2015. At present the strike is open-ended in both cases!

As in previous GDL strikes, Contargo trains will not be directly affected by these new strikes. However, delays in our own operations due to obstructions caused by other trains involved in the GDL strike cannot be ruled out.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will make every effort to minimise possible impacts of the strike.

Goodbye transport logistic 2015 – roll on transport logistic 2017! 

messe-nachtrag15.05.2015 | Despite the German rail strike, more visitors came to Munich from 05.-08.05.2015 than ever before:  the transport logistic, the 15th International Exhibition for Logistics, Mobility, IT and Supply Chain Management, achieved a new record attendance, with over 55,000  visitors (2013: 52,308) from 124 countries, and 2,050 (2013: 2,013) exhibitors from 62 countries. 

We would like to say thank you to everyone who visited our booth, and we look forward to seeing you again – at the latest – in Munich from 09.-12.05.2017.

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