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HAMBURG: May 28, 2019. Eurogate Intermodal (EGIM) is to offer three weekly direct rail links between the Port of Rotterdam and the inland depots of Kornwestheim, Munich and Nuremberg from July 01 this year.

The company says the new offering is designed to support the EU’s goal of increasing the share of container transport by rail or barge from 18 percent to 30 percent by 2030.

EGIM connects RotterdamThe rail services connect the sites in Bavaria and Baden- Württemberg directly to the seaport terminals ECT Delta and Euromax on Maasvlakte I in Rotterdam. The APMT and RWG terminals on Maasvlakte II are reached via the Rotterdam PortShuttle.

With the direct link between the seaport and the inland depots, terminal customers will benefit from efficient and reliable connections, according to the terminal handling company. Sales manager Niels Riedel commented: “With our new services, we are responding to market developments in the maritime business. The Eurogate Group has been orientated towards Europe for 20 years. In order to operate in line with demand, we monitor developments in the port landscape very closely and react accordingly.”

EGIM is one of the founders of the rail system boxXpress.de GmbH, which links the seaports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven und Wilhelmshaven with nine southern German inland terminals. Furthermore, EGIM connects two economic regions in Hungary with the German sea ports several times a week. In addition to pure rail transport, The company supplements its services with the organisation of pre-carriage and onward carriage by truck. Through its sister company Hannibal, which belongs to the Italian Contship Group, EGIM offers connections to nine locations in Italy via the central hub in Munich.

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