DP World expands with Stuttgart-Rotterdam rail shuttle
By the middle of last month, DP World started its own rail service from Stuttgart via Germersheim to Rotterdam. ‘Synchro modality offers our clients better certainty.’
Arwin Stehouwer, Product Development Director at DP World, is excited about the new rail service, which was partly set up at the request of clients. ‘A fine addition to the offer over water we already have to and from the Upper Rhine area. With this non-water-linked possibility, we offer our clients a choice as well as more efficiency and reliability. Our Stuttgart terminal is the only trimodal terminal in the region.’
DP World network
The train has a capacity of 100 TEU and covers the route twice per week. Germersheim is the largest hub in the DP World network, which currently comprises three terminals in Germany, four in Switzerland, two in Belgium, and three in the Alsace region in France. The shuttle cargo is diverse, but given the destination Stuttgart it will not come as a surprise that automotive is part of it. According to Stehouwer, there is no doubt that DP World will be setting up more rail services in Europe.
In the Supply Chain Talks broadcast live from Stuttgart on 23 June, DP World provided more information about its rail and barge service network between Rotterdam and the Stuttgart region.