Contargo Rail Services (CRS) has begun offering its services for the rail transport of goods at a newly-established Agency and Coordination Point in Duisburg.
The company is offering commercial and schedule processing of trains for customers, as well as providing full coordination services for the transports of third parties.
Andreas Mager, co-managing director of CRS. Said: “Agency services are one of the pillars of our enterprise. Until now we have only provided them in the seaports.
“Now we are offering these services in the hinterland as well. This offer will be especially advantageous for companies that are centrally organised.”
Initially three CRS employees will be manning the Agency and Coordination Point, which is situated in the office premises of the Duisburg Intermodal Terminal (DIT).
They cooperate closely with customers and their service providers, such as rail transport companies.
Michael Lückenbach, co-managing director of CRS, added: “We decided on Duisburg as a location for our first branch office, because the world’s largest inland port is also a major hub for rail transports.
“Here our services are of interest to companies from all over the world. We have already begun cooperating with the first customers.”
Contargo has an annual transport volume of 2.3m teu, integrating container transport between the western seaports, the German North Sea ports and the European hinterland.
It has 25 container terminals in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and maintains offices at seven additional locations in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. It also operates its own barge and rail lines.