EUROGATE Intermodal (EGIM) has launched a direct service between the container terminals Bremerhaven-Nordhafen and the inland terminal DUSS (Deutsche Umschlag-gesellschaft Schiene–Straße) in Frankfurt/Main.
The Hamburg-based provider of combined transport by rail and road will start its new service on 3 May 2020, directly connecting the EUROGATE terminals CT 2, MSC Gate and the North Sea Terminal (NTB) with the DUSS terminal in Frankfurt-East twice a week. Import departures leave Bremerhaven-Nordhafen on Sundays and Wednesdays. Northbound export trains leave Frankfurt-East on Mondays and Thursdays.
The new service complements EGIM’s existing range of services between Bremerhaven and Kornwestheim, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg and Ulm. EGIM also connects the seaports of Hamburg, Wilhelmshaven and Rotterdam with other inland terminals in southern Germany and Hungary.
Niels Riedel, sales manager EGIM, explained: “With our new service between Bremerhaven and Frankfurt-East, we offer our customers additional direct and efficient connections to the hinterland. At EGIM, our goal is to continuously optimise our service portfolio to meet market demand, and we are pleased to further support Bremerhaven’s role as an important hub for north-western Europe.”
As the fourth largest container port in north-western Europe, Bremerhaven is not only an essential gateway, but also an efficient hub for handling large container ships. With potential capacities of more than 20,000 TEU per ship, the vessels calling at Bremerhaven increase and concentrate demand for intermodal offers for maritime transport inland.