Swissterminal launches Rotterdam-Antwerp connection amid European setbacks

Swissterminal launches Rotterdam-Antwerp connection amid European setbacks

Terminal operator Swissterminal is expanding its offer to Rotterdam and Antwerp addressing crippled reliability across Europe ports.

As of 1 January 2023, the company’s Schweizerzug train will offer three weekly round trips respectively between Frenkendorf (Switzerland) to Rotterdam and Niederglatt (Switzerland) to Rotterdam.

In addition, the direct connection between Frenkendorf and Antwerp will operate four times a week, and the service to and from Niederglatt will run twice a week.

Together with its partner DP World, Swissterminal will organise transfers at the Rotterdam World Gateway and Antwerp Gateway arrival terminals, together with transportation from the first mile to the last mile in Switzerland.

Swissterminal aims to ensure timetable stability and fast connections between inland locations and seaports at a time when the transport industry in Europe is operating under difficult conditions.

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“Even very small delays can result in soaring production costs for our customers,” said Roman Mayer, CEO of Swissterminal.

“We therefore offer our Swiss customers a one-stop-shop solution from the factory to the European seaports. Fewer interfaces make it possible to save valuable resources.”

Northern Europe has been rocked throughout the year due to strike action at ports including Liverpool and Felixstowe in the UK; and major staff action at German ports through the summer.

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