The Swissterminal Group has expanded its intermodal portfolio further, launching a new rail connection to Wolfurt in Austria.
The service will run from the company’s hub in Frenkendorf, Switzerland and with its three weekly roundtrips, it will offer customers in the Vorarlberg area and Eastern Switzerland the opportunity to connect to both the Swissterminal Group’s wider network and its partner DP World’s global network.
The announcement of this connection supports Swissterminal’s goal to provide more efficient, sustainable transport options for maritime cargo in 20- and 40-foot containers.
From the hub in Frenkendorf, customers can access a range of frequent, flexible connections including the Ports of Rotterdam, Port of Antwerp, Genoa and La Spezia in Italy, and Neuss in Germany.
From Wolfurt, connections to service partner ÖBB Rail Cargo Group’s network are also available. This includes the Ports of Bremerhaven and Hamburg, Koper in Slovenia, Trieste in Italy, and several others.
“The introduction of this service makes the Wolfurt rail freight terminal an even more attractive option for the strong export markets in the Voralberg area and Eastern Switzerland,” said Roman Mayer, CEO of Swissterminal.
“Through added access to Swissterminal’s network as well as to our partner DP World’s network, customers will benefit from numerous onward transportation options to the North and South of Europe.
“We are very pleased to be taking another step to expand our range of sustainable, efficient transport options for maritime containers.”
Swissterminal also recently launched a new connection between the Port of Antwerp and Ottmarsheim.
This latest offering from the Frankendorf logistic service providers will see 540 TEU transported every week on eco-friendly rail. The product will also offer relief for supply chain congestion across the region and build greater resilience into its network.