UPDATE Congestion in Antwerp and Rotterdam
At present, average waiting times for the handling of our barges in the seaports are:
Antwerp: 41 hours
Rotterdam: 34 hours
Following the landslide between Loreley and Kamp-Bornhofen, the railway line on the right bank of the Rhine will now stay closed until at least the end of April. In the first half of May it might be possible to recommence using one track. The line can only be fully re-opened when measures for securing the slope have been completed. According to the status today, this is expected to take place by the end of May.
We will keep you informed as soon as we have new information.
At the beginning of April, a goods train from the Chinese provincial capital Jinan arrived for the first time at the container terminal of Contargo Industriepark Frankfurt-Höchst. This means that the Frankfurt region is now connected to the “New Silk Road”. Following this premiere, Contargo expects more direct trains from China in Frankfurt.