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CMA CGM launches Rhine Valley Rail

The new intermodal rail service connects the Port of Rotterdam with the German hinterland

 

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There are Six weekly train departures connecting Rotterdam with three important German inland hubs, as follows:

  • Rotterdam – Duisburg: Twice per week
  • Rotterdam – Dortmund: Once per week
  • Duisburg – Rotterdam: Once per week
  • Dortmund – Rotterdam: Once per week
  • Ludwigshafen – Rotterdam: Once per week

Departures are synchronised with CMA CGM’s ship schedules in Rotterdam, with the aim of a seamless connection to the main Group’s deep-sea services.

Schematic of Rhine Valley Rail, with TFG as rail service provider
Schematic of Rhine Valley Rail, with TFG as rail service provider

In Rotterdam, the trains will call at three different terminals (Euromax, RWG and ECT).

 

"This is a reliable alternative to truck and barge transport, in line with the Group’s strategy to offer end-to-end environmentally friendly solutions, stated CMA CGM.

 

Peter Wolf, Managing Director, CMA CGM Germany, states: “With this new service, the CMA CGM Group reasserts its ambition to offer our customers flexible intermodal solutions, including land transport. With our partner TFG [Transfracht], we have a rail expert at our side with whom we will reliably connect the largest European port with the German hinterland.”

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