Already owning 75% of the company, Contargo has now acquired the remainder of Transbox United from Antwerp-Based United Container Transport (UCT), with which it founded Transbox United three years ago.
Transbox carries containers between the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam and offers inter-terminal "hopping" in these two ports. In addition, it provides services between the two mainports and Moerdijk and Terneuzen in the Netherlands, Genk and Wielsbeke in Belgium and Valenciennes in France.
Contargo carries around 2M TEU per annum in the Rhine and Meuse basins, using all three modes, with barges leading, and operates in Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Its network, which includes 25 inland container terminals, booked a €430M turnover in 2016.