New intermodal connections

Monday 19 04 2021

Antwerp is a world port in the centre of Europe, with both multimodal and maritime accessibility. In the first quarter, the hinterland network and short-sea offering were further expanded. You can find an overview of the new intermodal connections from the first quarter here.

Rail

The rail network to Germany has been considerably expanded by TFG Transfracht. This operator is new to the Port of Antwerp, with destinations including Munich, Nuremberg, Burghausen, Ludwigshafen and the Austrian municipality of Wolfurt. Lineas also launched a new shuttle to Augsburg (Langweid-Foret) in the first quarter. Kombiverkehr, in turn, expanded the capacity of the existing shuttle to Duisburg. DB Cargo launched a new single wagon load shuttle between Antwerp and Duisburg in collaboration with Haeger & Schmidt.

 

For Austria, Lineas introduced a new shuttle to Wolfurt, and MSC Austria, in partnership with Lineas, launched a new shuttle to Vienna.

 

In addition, the frequencies of trains by Naviland Cargo and Transfennica to France have been increased, namely to Strassbourg, Lyon and Mouguerre.

 

The operator Move Intermodal increased the frequency of shuttles to Busto Arsizio, Italy. Finally, PCC Intermodal increased the frequency of trains to Poland for destinations such as Kutno, Poznan, Gliwice, Brzeg Dolny and Kolbuszowa.

 

The fact that the rail offering is continuing to grow is positive news because rail transport is a fast, safe and sustainable way to transport your goods. Still having doubts? Take a look at the benefits of rail transport and find the right connection for you.

 

Short-sea

Eucon's Ireland Service has an additional weekly call at Dublin. This increases capacity and opportunities in the growing volumes to Irish waters.

 

Unifeeder is adding London Gateway as an additional port in their Baltic Loop Service, a weekly service connecting Antwerp with St Petersburg and Bremerhaven, and now also London with Antwerp (direct).

 

Since March, after loading and unloading roro at Euroports Antwerp, Wallenius-Sol has been calling at the MPET terminal on a weekly basis for the loading and unloading of containers in the Northern Finland route. This is a collaboration with X-Press Feeders.

 

Antwerp is also welcoming a new player. CU Lines, on the East-West trade lane, is initially planning 2 sailings with the first scheduled for 23 April, 2021.

 

Inland navigation

The barge network from Antwerp is highly extensive with 222 regular container shuttles to various European destinations every week. The frequency or capacity of inland navigation shuttles increases regularly.

 

Since the beginning of this year, for instance, Swissterminal has been offering a new inland navigation connection between Basel and Birsfelden and the Port of Antwerp.

 

All the new connections can be found here in a monthly overview.

 

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