More rail transport in the hinterland
Press Release 15 Feb 2018
Contargo Rail Services opens its first Branch Office in Duisburg
Duisburg, 14 February 2018 – As of now, Contargo Rail Services GmbH is also offering its comprehensive services for the rail transport of goods at a newly-established Agency and Coordination Point in Duisburg. Here the team takes on classic agency tasks such as the commercial and schedule processing of trains for customers, as well as providing full coordination services for the transports of third parties.
“Agency services are one of the pillars of our enterprise. Until now we have only provided them in the seaports”, says Andreas Mager, Co-Managing Director of Contargo Rail Services GmbH. “Now we are offering these services in the hinterland as well. This offer will be especially advantageous for companies that are centrally organised.”
Initially three CRS employees will be manning the Agency and Coordination Point, which is situated in the office premises of the Duisburg Intermodal Terminal (DIT). They cooperate closely with customers and their service providers, such as rail transport companies.
“We decided on Duisburg as a location for our first branch office, because the world’s largest inland port is also a major hub for rail transports. Here our services are of interest to companies from all over the world”, explains Michael Lückenbach, Co-Managing Director of Contargo Rail Services GmbH. “We have already begun cooperating with the first customers.”
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 2016 the workforce of 903 employees achieved a turnover of 415 million Euro.
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Contact at Contargo: Heinrich Kerstgens, Contargo GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinkaistrasse 2, 68159 Mannheim, Tel.: +49 621 59007 184, firstname.lastname@example.org