H&S Container Line offers a direct rail connection between the port of Antwerp and Andernach
Since December 14 2016, multimodal rail operator H&S Container Line is offering a direct rail connection between the port of Antwerp and Andernach (Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate). The Port of Antwerp says Andernach’s trimodal terminal is already connected to Antwerp with a frequent barge service (two round trips per week).
The complementary rail shuttle offers new, sustainable opportunities especially for growing flows from Antwerp to the Rhine / Mosel region and for urgent deliveries from the local industry to the Seaport.
With this rail product, an open access train connection between Antwerp and the region between Duisburg (Germany) and Strasbourg (France) becomes available.
The new connection will start with one rotation per week and can be upgraded to two rotations in the near future.
The train shuttle will load in Antwerp at Deurganckdok quays Q1700 (DP World) and Q1742 (MPET) each Tuesday. Local deliveries in Andernach will already be possible the next day.
Export wise cargo loaded in Andernach on Wednesday well be delivered at Q1724 already next afternoon.
Traction and waggons are delivered by the partner DB Cargo, who as of this moment becomes a player in the intermodal rail products to/from Antwerp.