The German company Am Zehnhoff Söns has added a second weekly rail shuttle service between Rotterdam and Trier. As of this week, the Moselle Express departs from Rotterdam every Sunday and Wednesday, pulling into Germany’s oldest city the very next day.
“We can see a substantial upturn in the demand for rail transport services,” says Felix Zocher, Am Zehnhoff Söns’s Business Development & Sales Manager. “We’re already transporting a large volume of cargo for the automotive and other manufacturing industries, but these runs also include quite a few products for the care sector and wine.” The latter shouldn’t come as a surprise, since Trier is the centre of the German wine trade.
Multimodal terminal in Trier
The Moselle Express’s total capacity is 100 TEU per trip. The container train goes back and forth between the RWG and ECT Delta terminals on Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte and the multimodal terminal in Trier. “We are delighted with Am Zehnhoff Söns’s decision to step up the frequency,” says Port of Rotterdam Authority Logistics Manager Matthijs van Doorn. “This further strengthens the rail product to and from Rotterdam, and helps build an even closer relationship between our two regions.”
Source: Am Zehnhoff Söns