Eurogate Intermodal, part of the German port operating group Eurogate, is to offer services over the Port of Rotterdam
Eurogate Intermodal (EGIM) is extending its seaports coverage in Northern Europe beyond Germany. As of 3rd July, departures between Rotterdam and Kornwestheim, near Stuttgart, and between Rotterdam and Munich, will be offered three times per week.
Thomas Eckelmann, Chairman of the Eurogate Group Management Board, disclosed this development at the group’s annual results conference in Bremen last week. Eckelmann, who is directly responsible for EGIM, added Nuremberg could be included in the Rotterdam-Munich service in future.
Rotterdam was chosen as it is a multi user container port, whereas 80% of the rail intermodal volume over Antwerp is transported by MSC.
EGIM’s new services will be operated by BoxXpress, which will charter in additional personnel, locomotive and wagon capacity.
“We are starting both the new routes with one complete block train, which means three train pairs per week," said Eckelmann.