Contargo launches Dourges barge link

Contargo has started a new container barge line with two round trips per week between the seaports of Antwerp and Rotterdam and the multimodal terminal in Dourges. This is in addition to its barge service to Valenciennes. The new service is performed by two push barge units with a capacity of 78 TEU. All types of containers are transported, including dangerous goods (apart from classes 1 and 7) and reefers. Contargo ... [+]

Barge operator ready for a long, hot summer

With central Europe heading for another long, hot summer, container logistics network Contargo has modified four of its barges to give 10-15 cm more water beneath the keel in very low water conditions on the river Rhine. “We use barges for about 75% of our container transport”, explained Cok Vinke, Managing ... [+]

Contargo doubles Basel-Rotterdam route

Intermodal operator Contargo is to double its rail service between its Weil terminal in Basel, Switzerland and Rotterdam to six departures a week. The additional trains depart on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday respectively. Contargo also operates rail services three times a week between Weil and Antwerp as well as barge ... [+]

Contargo appoints waterways expert

Marcel Hulsker has been appointed co-managing director at Contargo, the forwarder's first from outside Germany. The inland navigation expert from the Netherlands will strengthen its presence in the Benelux countries. He is also responsible for the new Antwerp-based joint venture Transbox United which focuses on short-distance transport by barge between ... [+]

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