01 Jan 2016

Clever Combination

Four Terminals invite you to Logistics Day

On 21 April 2016 the Contargo Terminals in Basel, Frankfurt am Main, Ludwigshafen, Neuss and Wörth invite you to the “Tag der Logistik” (Logistics Day). Among other things, a tour of the terminals will give visitors an inside view of combined transport and the work that goes on in the trimodal terminals, where trucks, trains and barges are processed.

In its most recent forecast for goods and public transport, the German Federal Office for Goods Transport anticipates that combined transport will have the fastest growth rate of all transport means, with a growth of 2.6 percent by 2019. “These are good prospects for us”, says Heinrich Kerstgens, Co-Managing Director of Contargo. “Combined transport is part of our core business, but the general public is not at all clear about what it means. So we’re taking the opportunity to present this environmentally friendly form of transport on Logistics Day 2016.”

This year Contargo’s total of 25 container terminals are represented by the terminals in Basel, Frankfurt am Main, Ludwigshafen, Neuss and Wörth, which will be opening their gates to visitors. In a guided tour of the terminal, participants will learn more about container transport between the seaports and the European hinterland, the processes of combined transport, and the tasks and occupations it involves.

Take the better route!

“At our terminals containers switch from one transport mode to another”, Heinrich Kerstgens says. “This seems more complicated than making the whole trip directly by truck, but it is often less expensive, safer, and generates less emissions. In keeping with our motto: Take the better route!”

Contargo’s scheduled barge lines provide a direct, reliable, inexpensive and eco-friendly service to almost all terminals in the ARA ports and show their advantages along the Rhine. Contargo’s rail links connect its terminals with the ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam and Antwerp, and extend further into Europe. Contargo uses trucks locally as a fast, flexible transport mode. On some routes Contargo uses direct trucking, available for instance between the Hamburg-Antwerp range and the European hinterland.

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