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Contargo bucks the trend

[ February 7, 2024   //   ]

The Contargo logistics network recorded a slight increase in the numbers of containers transported in the river basin areas of northern France, despite a generally subdued market. In the Port of Valenciennes Contargo North France consolidated its position as leading inland port for sea freight  and in Alsace, Contargo Sàrl expanded its rail connections.

In 2023 Contargo and its predecessor CCS – Combined Container Service – celebrated forty years of presence in France.

At the end of 2023 Contargo Süd, a combination of three Contargo companies in the border triangle, increased the frequency of the Basel-West-port Shuttle rail connection, linking the inland port in Weil am Rhein with Rotterdam/Antwerp, to five round trips per week.

Contargo North France also expanded container barge transport services in the Hauts-de-France region with two round trips per week between Antwerp and Rotterdam and the multimodal terminal in Dourges, south of Lille and also put a third large vessel into operation.