Speeding through the night…

Press Release 29 Jun 2015

… the Strasbourg-Ortenau Express conveys containers smoothly to Rotterdam

On 25 June in Strasbourg, Contargo South loaded the 1,500th container onto the Strasbourg-Ortenau-Express (SOE). The cause for celebration, a 40' container belonging to a long term customer of Contargo SARL, travelled overnight to Rotterdam. Thus Contargo’s new rail product has definitely established itself.

“The 1,500th container on the SOE since the 8th calendar week of this year shows us that launching this additional product has been a good decision”, says Stefan Leijdekkers, Managing Director of Contargo Weil GmbH. “Our first fully autonomous trimodal offer in Strasbourg and the surrounding region is being very well received by our customers.”

The SOE connects all locations of Contargo South with the Euromax, Delta/APMT and RCT terminals. The trains depart from the Strasbourg Nord terminal on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with trains from Rotterdam arriving in Strasbourg on the same days of the week. In both directions the journey generally takes one day.

Contargo South (Contargo Süd) is an alliance of the three Contargo companies Contargo AG, Basel, Contargo Weil GmbH in Weil am Rhein, and Contargo SARL in Strasbourg and Ottmarsheim. Together they offer their customers in the border triangle flexible, comprehensive services for containers. The SOE is administered by Contargo Weil am Rhein GmbH, which also coordinates the bookings.


Illustration caption: The SOE guarantees a relaxed, trouble-free night for customers and employees (© Contargo)

Over Contargo
With an annual transport volume of 2 million TEU, Contargo is one of the largest container logistics networks in Europe. Contargo integrates container transport between the western seaports, the German North Sea ports and the European hinterland. The enterprise has 25 container terminals at its disposal in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and maintains offices at seven additional locations in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Japan. Contargo also operates its own barge and rail lines. In 2014 the workforce of 800 employees achieved a turnover of 410 million Euro.

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