Together, the Samskip company and logistics provider Nunner Logistics have introduced new direct rail services between Amsterdam and Duisburg. Experts call it a new and far-reaching commitment to shippers using rail, road and waterborne transport services.
The new service will start on 20 August and will connect Samskip’s rail terminal in Duisburg, Germany, with TMA Terminal Amsterdam, The Netherlands initially with two weekly departures in each direction. Service frequency will increase to three roundtrips per week from September.
Nunner Logistics runs weekly trains from the Chinese cities of Xi’an and Changsha to Duisburg. With both Duisburg and Amsterdam linking seamlessly into Samskip’s European rail, road and short sea network, the six-hour rail transit between the two provides a transport option, optimised for prompt delivery of 40ft/45ft containers, reefer units, flat racks and tank containers.
According to container-news.com, the new rail shuttle has been launched in collaboration with TMA Terminal Amsterdam, the Port of Amsterdam and Duisport Group, with DistriRail to provide rail haulage services.