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Press Release 19 Sep 2016

Contargo expands rail transport between Upper Rhine and Rotterdam  

Basel, 21. September 2016 – As of 19 September 2016, Contargo is offering three additional rail departures from Basel/Weil to and from Rotterdam, thus enlarging its present rail offer to the western seaports.

Until now the rail schedule of Contargo AG in Basel comprised three departures per week to Rotterdam and three to Antwerp. "The expansion of our rail production makes us more flexible, and enables us to meet the needs of our customers even more effectively", says Holger Bochow, Managing Director of Contargo AG Basel. "We are now travelling 6x per week by rail to Rotterdam and 3x to Antwerp, in addition to our established barge lines to these seaports." The additional block trains start out from Weil on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday respectively.

At the trimodal terminal in Basel, Contargo AG handles dangerous goods and reefers as well as standard containers. Contargo’s close-meshed barge and rail network is used for the transport of the containers.

The Basel location is a part of Contargo South, an alliance of the Contargo terminals in Basel, Ottmarsheim, Strasbourg and Weil am Rhein. Together, these offer not only trimodal transports in the border triangle, but also a comprehensive range of all required container services.

About Contargo

With an annual transport volume of 2.3 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 and Belgium. Contargo also operates its own barge and rail lines. In 2015 the workforce of 868 employees achieved a turnover of 405 million Euro.

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Contact at Contargo: Heinrich Kerstgens, Contargo GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinkaistrasse 2, 68159 Mannheim, Tel.: +49 621 59007 184,

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