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Press Release 23 May 2011

Contargo Wörth starts direct rail connection to the Maasvlakte

Wörth, May 23, 2011: From 30.5.2011 Contargo Wörth, the biggest container terminal in the Contargo Group, is to get a new regular rail link. The Wörth Multimodal Express, WME, will run twice a week, connecting the technology region of Karlsruhe with the seaport of Rotterdam (Maasvlakte), thus creating a fast link to the Delta Terminals there. Director of Wörth Wolfgang Schlegel says: "Now, as well as connections to Hamburg four times a week, we can offer customers who are in a hurry the fast overnight link to Rotterdam - without having to use trucks at all."

The regular customers of Contargo Wörth generally prefer to use barges for their transports, as a reliable, economical and environmentally friendly transport mode. "However, sometimes there is a need for speed, and we have to reach a closing at the seaports. In such cases we are glad to be able to use the direct rail links within our own network, as a fast alternative to trucking," adds Thomas Löffler, who is also a director of Contargo Wörth.

About Contargo Wörth:

With a depot capacity of 7,000 TEU, Contargo Wörth is the largest terminal in the Contargo Network. The terminal has three berths for inland vessels, a rail module with 5 tracks and a container repair area. Barges depart from Wörth for the seaports of Rotterdam and Antwerp 4 times a week, and for Amsterdam once a week. There are regular rail connections to Hamburg 4 times a week and (from 30.5.2011) 2 times a week to Rotterdam.


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Contact partner at Contargo: Heinrich Kerstgens, Tel.: +49 621 59007 184, hkerstgens@contargo.net
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