Rail Connections Vital for Global Trade and Transport Success | Global Trade Magazine
  January 29th, 2019 | Written by

Rail Connections Vital for Global Trade and Transport Success

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  • As a result of shallow water levels in the Rhine, frequencies were increased on the Antwerp route.
  • Connections such as this provide full access options to every terminal at the port of Antwerp.
  • In leveraging these connections, roadblocks are eliminated for both importers and exporters.

Integrating business operations with the best on-dock rail connections is critical to the continuation of trade and transport. In leveraging these connections, roadblocks are eliminated for both importers and exporters in situations where transportation options unexpectedly shift from ship to rail, as recently reported with Schweizerzug AG.

Luckily for Schweizerzug, the increased demand for train and rail capacity didn’t propose a problem but rather provide an opportunity to implement a solution and demonstrate to customers the company’s level of preparedness and flexibility. As a result of shallow water levels in the Rhine, frequencies were increased on the Antwerp route that provides direct access to the Antwerp Gateway 1700 terminal. Connections such as this provide full access options to every terminal at the port of Antwerp. The problem was quickly solved and customers were kept happy.

“We are excited about this next step in Schweizerzug’s ongoing expansion to offer our customers more connectivity and services between Switzerland and Antwerp,” comments Schweizerzug AG’s CEO Roman Mayer. “Shippers in both Switzerland and neighboring regions will profit from our reliable and time-saving rail services.”

He adds that “the events of the past few months have underscored yet again just how vital rail is–and will remain–for the transport of goods. Schweizerzug plans to continue further developing its range of transport products to meet market demand with the very best level of service available.”

Industry leaders aren’t wasting time in 2019 to create more opportunities to deliver the most variety to customers. And why should they? There’s no time like the present to expand what is proving successful.


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