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IMS launches new train from Wolfurt to Rotterdam Freight

With 4 February 2014 the operator IMS starts a new rail link.
From this date a shuttle train between Wolfurt and Rotterdam connects the swiss terminals Frenkendorf (Basel) and Rekingen (Zurich) twice a week, from there, the containers are fed into the existing systems to Rotterdam, Antwerp or Melzo.

"The production via the Swiss terminals has several decisive advantages for the customer.", explains Wolfgang Tomassovich, CEO of IMS, "On the one hand 8 departures from the terminals Frenkendorf and Rekingen to Rotterdam will result in optimal transit times, on the other hand we can reposition empty containers from Switzerland to Wolfurt. From Frenkendorf our customers have also the possibility to use our trains to Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Melzo and, subsequently, Genoa, Livorno and La Spezia."

Already in 1998 IMS bgean to operate the first block train from the German seaports to Wolfurt and has been optimally positioned in this area scince then.

"Thanks to the ÖBB infrastructure as the terminal operator in Wolfurt we can now offer an alternative to the existing connections to the North Sea ports."

That with Rotterdam a previously not well known port has arrived in Vorarlberg now, Tomassovich sees not as a problem but as an opportunity for local freight forwarders:
"We are dispatching currently approx. 45,000 TEU per year to and from Rotterdam, so we have already good experiences with the port and its infrastructure."

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