New Shuttle Train service Between KombiTerminal Burghausen, Port of Rotterdam Commences

[ October 16, 2015   //   ]

A new railway link for containers and swap bodies between KombiTerminal Burghausen (KTB) and the Port of Rotterdam via the port of Köln-Niehl CTS (Container-Terminal GmbH) commenced in October by the chemical logistics company DB Schenker BTT GmbH – a partner of the European rail freight operator DB Schenker Rail.

Additional gateway connections by barge and rail are available between Cologne and the Port of Rotterdam.

The service makes it possible for freight forwarders, shipping lines and logisticians to link local industries in the Bavarian chemical triangle with the Rhine-Ruhr region and the port of Rotterdam quickly, reliably and intermodally.

“With our new connection to international maritime traffic, our KombiTerminal in Burghausen will be even more attractive for regional industry,” says Dr. Carsten Hinne, CEO Schenker BTT GmbH. “Especially the connection with the port of Rotterdam will open up a further possibility for our customers to be connected to global import and export quickly, reliably and efficiently.”

“The new train connection that we are setting up together with our partners fits in perfectly with our concept of international expansion of intermodal rail connections, thus always providing a better connection between the regions and our international port,” says Wouter van Dijk, Director Logistics Port Authority Rotterdam. “The ancillary infrastructure and the additional services of the port of Rotterdam make us an attractive alternative for freight forwarders and shipping companies.”