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Hupac starts rail shuttle service to Stuttgart region

Hupac Maritime Logistics launched a new rail shuttle service to the German town of Kornwestheim. This created a direct rail connection between the port of Rotterdam and the major industrial areas around Stuttgart and Baden-Württemberg.

“The port of Rotterdam is an important hub and gateway for Hupac and we are proud of this new connection”, says Peter Weber, director Corporate Development of Hupac Group. “This train provides us the opportunity to target deep sea clients as well. We are convinced that we can offer a fast and reliable service for our customers. Maritime hinterland logistics is a market with a huge potential. Our new business unit Maritime Logistics is launching this new service on a route with high demand. The first weeks are already showing a positive answer from the market.”

Umschlagbahnhof Kornwestheim

Rail network
Matthijs van Doorn, manager Logistics of the Port of Rotterdam Authority: “Hupac is a strategic partner for the Port of Rotterdam Authority. We are really happy with this connection to the Kornwestheim region. It strengthens our rail network and gives the customers in the region a good rail connection with our port.”

DUSS Terminal
The container train departs from the DUSS Terminal in Kornwestheim on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the shuttle sets out from the CTT Terminal in Rotterdam eastbound. Starting at the CTT Pernis Terminal the PortShuttle takes care of the efficient rail container exchange service with the deepsea container terminals at Maasvlakte.

Automotive
“Our train transports everything from fashion to car accessories”, adds Sven Lehmann, Managing Director of Hupac Maritime Logistics. “The main target is maritime hinterland traffic, but we focus on continental traffic as well. We are running three round trips per week. That's a good starting point for the market. As soon as volumes increase, we aim to upgrade the service to daily departures.”

Source: Hupac

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