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Swiss Rail Frequency to Increase in 2019

Swiss Rail Frequency to Increase in 2019

Starting January 10, Schweizerzug will increase rail services from Frenkendorf and the Port of Antwerp from two to three weekly roundtrips in an effort to alleviate capacity constraints while improving rail capacity for 2019, according to a release from the Swiss company this week.

The expansion of services directly impacts importers, exporters, and shippers as the Swiss rail freight operator continues providing alternative methods of transportation. More recently, the Swiss company has provided daily services from Frenkendorf train terminal and Niederglatt.

Additionally, three weekly services will continue to the Port of Rotterdam as well as the Port of Antwerp through German hub in Neuss.

Roman Mayer, CEO of Schweizerzug AG, commented:

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

“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.”

Source: Schweizerzug

Switzerland’s Lindt & Sprungli Expands US Distribution Capability

Stratham, NH – Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli have acquired a new 400,000 square foot warehouse, distribution center and retail store in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

The new storage and distribution facility will allow the company to continue to produce at an increased capacity to meet growing consumer and market demand.

Announcement of the new facility closely follows the acompany’s announcement of a major, multi-million dollar expansion plan for manufacturing at the company’s US headquarters in Stratham, New Hampshire.

Over the coming months, the new facility will be updated to meet company needs and is expected to be operating as a warehouse and distribution center in early 2015.

Construction of the retail store will be part of the second phase of facility updates and is also expected to be open to consumers in early 2015.

With the acquisition of the new space in Carlisle, Lindt now operates three warehouse facilities throughout the US, including the storage and warehouse capabilities on the Stratham campus.

Founded in Switzerland nearly 170 years ago, Lindt & Sprungli markets premium chocolate products in more than 120 countries. The company operates eight production facilities in Europe and the US, and employs more than 9,000 workers worldwide.

Its US subsidiary, Lindt USA, operates more than 50 retail stores in the US and maintains wide distribution through extensive retail and wholesale channels.