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.

Operations Interrupted by Rail Accident near Hamburg Waltershof

shutterstock 15571785522.9.20142 | Due to a rail accident which occurred on 20.09.2014 near Hamburg Waltershof, rail traffic to and from Terminal CTA is blocked at present. This is causing operating delays in both directions, and is also affecting Contargo trains.

An improvement in the situation can be expected at the earliest later today, in the late afternoon.

Delays in Processing Trains in Port of Hamburg

shutterstock 1239942119.9.2014 | Due to high transport volumes at EUROKOMBI there are delays in train processing at the moment, both for imports and exports. Delays are between 12 and 16 hours at present. As a result, train round trips may also be subject to delays.

As well as this, on 21.09.2014 the Works Meeting is taking place at the Eurokombi terminal, meaning that between 13:00 and 17:00 there may be additional delays in train processing.

Paperless Route to Rotterdam

shutterstock 8667629218.09.2014 | With immediate effect, Contargo Rhein-Neckar can now perform the paperless export of shipments from Germany which are leaving the EU via Rotterdam. For this purpose Contargo has concluded a data exchange agreement with Portbase, the communication platform of the Dutch seaport. Contargo can now enter all the relevant registration data and customs documentation for containers directly in the Portbase system.

The only condition for paperless transportation is that the exporter or forwarder should register their export load via Portbase’s Notification Export Documentation. In future this registration will be carried out directly by Contargo Rhein-Neckar. When the documents are received they will be imported into the system and all the necessary data will be transmitted directly to Portbase.

For several years now, Portbase and the container terminals have been making every effort to encourage as many parties as possible in the Netherlands, Germany and other European countries to connect up to the Notification Export Documentation service. Indeed, the new container terminals on the Maasvlakte 2 – Rotterdam World Gateway and APM Terminals Maasvlakte II – make the use of this service a prerequisite.

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