DP World has launched its own rail service from Stuttgart via Germersheim to the Port of Rotterdam.
The previously announced service started on 14 March partly at the request of clients, the company has stated.
The train has a capacity of 100 TEU and covers the route twice per week.
Arwin Stehouwer, Product Development Director at DP World, welcomed the new service: “A fine addition to the offer over water we already have to and from the Upper Rhine area.”
“With this non-water-linked possibility, we offer our clients a choice as well as more efficiency and reliability.”
“Our Stuttgart terminal is the only trimodal terminal in the region.”
Germersheim is the largest hub in the DP World network, which currently comprises three terminals in Germany, four in Switzerland, two in Belgium, and three in the Alsace region in France.
Stehouwer added that the company aims to set up more rail services in Europe.
Earlier this month 19 rail freight parties launched the Rail Connected growth programme under the leadership of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.