Change of scene in Belgium
Press Release 17 Oct 2019
Transbox United becomes Contargo Transbox
Antwerp, 17 October 2019 – As of now, the container service provider Transbox United will trade under the name “Contargo Transbox”. This name change underlines the company’s embedment in the European hinterland network of the Contargo Group.
“Two years ago we took over the remaining shares of United Container Transport in the joint venture Transbox United”, says Michel van Meurs, Regional Sales Manager Western Seaports. “Since then, we have further developed our services in Belgium, and integrated them into the Contargo network. Now the time is right to visibly represent this fact with a unified company name.”
Contargo Waterway Logistics has been active in the Benelux market under the brand name Transbox since 2010. In 2014, together with United Container Transport, the enterprise founded Transbox United as a joint venture, offering various services in the area of container transport by barge. These include daily intra-port transports in the Port of Antwerp serving all the major Antwerp terminals, daily departures between Rotterdam and Antwerp to and from all major terminals, and intra-port transports in the Port of Rotterdam. As an independent service provider, the team of Contargo Transbox also provides services to Deurne and Wielsbeke in Belgium, and to Valenciennes in France.
Change of scene: Michel van Meurs admires the new Contargo logo for Transbox (© Contargo/Simone Staron)
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 24 container terminals at its disposal in Germany, France and Switzerland and maintains offices at seven additional locations in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Contargo also operates its own barge and rail lines. In 2018 the workforce of 1,133 employees achieved a turnover of 534 million Euro.
Contact at Contargo
Heinrich Kerstgens, Contargo GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinkaistrasse 2, 68159 Mannheim, Tel.: +49 621 17825 276, email@example.com