The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the introduction of Rhine Valley Rail, a new rail service connecting the Port of Rotterdam with the German hinterland.
Weekly train connections aligned with CMA CGM’s deep-sea services
operated in cooperation with railway operator TFG, working with containerized seaport hinterland transport for German ports, the Rhine Valley Rail service, will officially start with its first train departure in Dortmund on October 18th. A total of six departures per week between the Port of Rotterdam and the German inland hubs of Dortmund, Duisburg and Ludwigshafen will enhance CMA CGM’s intermodal offer and provide customers with a reliable and fast rail connection between Germany and Europe’s busiest port.
In Rotterdam, the trains will call at three different terminals (Euromax, RWG and ECT), allowing maximum flexibility. Moreover, the train schedules are synchronized with the arrivals and departures of the CMA CGM Group’s vessels, providing customers with a steady and seamless connection to the Group’s deep-sea services.
A reliable alternative to truck and barge transport along the Rhine river
The Rhine Valley Rail service, which allows customers to lower their carbon impact, is an example of CMA CGM’s commitment to offer its customers the environmentally-friendly services. It is also in line with CMA CGM’s strategy to offer reliable intermodal end-to-end transport solutions to its customers. An alternative to road and water transport, this new service is independent of the road and barge congestion and Rhine river water levels, resulting in more planning certainty for the customers.
Peter Wolf, managing director of CMA CGM Germany states: “With this new service, the CMA CGM Group reasserts its ambition to offer our customers flexible intermodal solutions, including land transport. With our partner TFG, we have a rail expert at our side with whom we will reliably connect the largest European port with the German hinterland.”
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