Eco-friendly transport: from Frankfurt to the western ports
Press Release 25 Mar 2022
Contargo starts the Frankfurt–Antwerp Shuttle
Contargo Industriepark Frankfurt-Höchst is further enlarging its rail offer. From 4 April 2022, the enterprise is offering a new container train connection between Frankfurt and Antwerp. The Frankfurt–Antwerp Shuttle starts with a fixed schedule and one round trip per week. This will enable the container hinterland logistics network to provide even more flexible transport options at the Frankfurt location.
The block train will set out each week on Monday from Frankfurt and will reach the first terminal in Antwerp (1700) on Tuesday. On Wednesday it will serve Terminals 869 und 913, before setting out on the return trip to Frankfurt.
“With the Frankfurt–Antwerp Shuttle, we offer shippers from the region and adjoining areas an excellent alternative for accessing the Port of Antwerp”, says Kawus Khederzadeh, Managing Director of Contargo Industriepark Frankfurt-Höchst. “The connection makes sense both economically and ecologically, and it is a good complement to our combined transport by barge.”
At the same time, Contargo Industriepark Frankfurt-Höchst is also stepping up the frequency of its established rail connection to Rotterdam (Frankfurt–Rotterdam Shuttle) from 2 to 3 round trips per week.
With an annual transport volume of 2.1 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. Contargo has 25 container terminals at its disposal in Germany, France and Switzerland and additional locations in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland. The enterprise also operates its own barge and rail lines. In 2020 the workforce of 1,158 employees achieved a turnover of 513 million Euro.
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