OREANDA-NEWS. October 09, 2015. October 2015 sees the launch of a new railway link for containers and swap bodies between KombiTerminal Burghausen (KTB) and the port of Rotterdam via the port of K?ln-Niehl CTS (Container-Terminal GmbH) by the chemical logistics company DB Schenker BTT GmbH – a partner of the European rail freight operator DB Schenker Rail. There exist additional gateway connections by barge and rail between Cologne and the port of Rotterdam.

In this way DB Schenker enables freight forwarders, shipping lines and logisticians to link the local industry of the Bavarian chemical triangle with the Rhine-Ruhr region and the port of Rotterdam quickly, reliably and intermodally. Thus, a central hub has been created, which offers local transport providers and industry intermodal, fast transport through the port connection and a web-based container planning at the European and global levels.

“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.”