IGS expands its intermodal network via Rotterdam

New rail and barge products to Southern Germany mean time and cost benefits for the customers

IGS expands its intermodal network via Rotterdam

IGS Logistics Group from Hamburg expanded its range of intermodal connections to and from Rotterdam. This concerns both rail and inland shipping connections. “The Port of Rotterdam is of increasing interest to our German clients,” stated Harald Rotter, Director of IGS Intermodal Container Logistics.

IGS has traditionally held a strong position in intermodal transport from the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven and to and from the German hinterland. The active incorporation of 45 rail and 30 barge connections per week with the Port of Rotterdam reflects the increased interest in Europe’s largest port as logistics hub.

“Companies like to have a choice when it comes to their supply chains,” explained Rotter. “Rotterdam enables our clients to achieve various cost and time advantages. That is why we have decided to add these connections to our network and market them.”

The majority of the lines involve reselling connections from partners such as EGS, Neska, Haeger&Schmidt, Optimodal, HUPAC, Frankenbach and TX Logistics. This immediately enabled a significant enhancement of IGS’ service portfolio. For instance, there are rail shuttles e.g. to Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Leipzig five times a week, three times a week to Munich, Nuremberg and Kehl, four times to Mainz and daily to Neuss.

The inland shipping supply has also increased significantly: In addition to the existing service twice a week to Aschaffenburg, IGS offers a service three times per week to Kehl and Neuss and weekly five times to Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Krefeld.

“We are focusing on the Rotterdam connection as it is of strategic relevance to our group,” added Rotter. “According to the positive feedback from our customers, I think we will soon be able to add further destinations. I’m also expecting to be able to report frequent expansions of the intermodal network from and to Rotterdam for our customers.”

www.igs-logistics.com; www.portofrotterdam.com