Terminal Basel

Contargo AG in Basel sets standards for speed and creativity in the organisation and control of container handling. Shippers and forwarders appreciate our short handling times. At our sites in Basel and Chavornay we offer you depot facilities for the whole of Switzerland.

All types of goods, especially dangerous goods and temperature-controlled products, are in capable hands with us. We provide a comprehensive range of container services, including stuffing / stripping, storage, plus pre-carriage and on-carriage to and from the seaports. For the transport of your containers we make use of Contargo’s close-meshed European barge and rail network. Our modern IT brings us nearer to you and ensures the smooth processing of your order.

Our Basel site belongs to Contargo Süd (Contargo South), an alliance of the Contargo terminals in Basel, Ottmarsheim, Strasbourg and Weil am Rhein. Together, we offer trimodal transports and the full range of necessary container services in the Swiss-German-French border triangle.

Opening times

Office: Mo. – Fr. 08:00 bis 17:00
Terminal: Mo. – Fr. 05:30 bis 20:00

Extended opening hours can be requested during our regular opening hours.

Facts and figures

Transport modes Truck, Barge, Rail
Storage capacity in TEU 3,500
Wharf length / moorings 150 m u. 240 m / 1 u. 2
No. of Rail tracks / length 7 / 350 m
Crane capacity 2
Mobile Equipment 1
Stuffing, Stripping yes
Maintenance, Repair yes
Operated reefers (Terminal) yes
Handling of dangerous goods (Containers) permitted classes 2-6; 8+9
Regarding the permitted classes for individual transports, see imtis.contargo.net
Intermediate storage of dangerous goods permitted classes on request
Tilt chassis 20‘ / 40‘ yes
Side loader 20‘ / 40‘ yes
Standards ISO 9001, C-TPAT

Transport links

Waterway access Rhein km 170
Rail access Basel Kleinhüningen Hafen,
Anschlussgleis BMT
Inland waterway connections: 2 x per week Rotterdam
2 x per week Antwerpen
Rail connections 3 x per week Rotterdam
3 x per week Antwerpen
5 x p. Week Chavornay
5 x p. Week Geneva
5x p. Week Monthey
Obligations and granting of free network access at the Basel Terminal More detailed information can be found here
Incidental expenses More detailed information can be found here
Planning and allocation of Slots on CT transshipment facilities More detailed information can be found here

Contargo AG


Grenzstrasse 149
4019 Basel


Grenzstrasse 149
4019 Basel


 +41 61 639 36 36


Managing Director, Manager Sales
Managing Director
Manager Terminal Operations
Manager Digitalisation & Finance
Manager M&R und Technik
Managing Director

Customer Service:


+41 61 639 36 16


+41 61 639 36 41


+41 61 639 36 42

Key Accounting:

Import & Export

+41 61 639 36 23

Equipment control:


+41 61 639 36 70


+41 61 639 36 81



Water levels

21 Mar 2023

Kaub 235 -20
Köln 376 -32
Ruhrort 502 -34
Emmerich 360 -34

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