ECT and Cabooter Group start collaboration in Venlo
ECT and Cabooter Group will collaborate in order to improve the handling of rail transport from and to Venlo. As of Tuesday the 19th of June, the trains of European Gateway Services (EGS), a subsidiary of ECT, departing from Rotterdam will also call at the terminal of the Cabooter Group in Venlo. In total, three trains a week will be loaded and unloaded at this terminal. Both import and export cargo are involved.
The cooperation will expand the capacity of the terminal in Venlo. The current terminal of ECT in Venlo, Hutchison Ports Venlo, will consequently have more space to handle containers.
Hans Cabooter, CEO of the Cabooter Group: “The collaboration with ECT and Hutchison Ports Venlo helps to improve Rotterdam’s access to the hinterland because it creates more capacity. It underpins the importance of Venlo as a logistics hub. This is good for the Venlo region and for Rotterdam.”
Leo Ruijs, CEO of ECT: “Venlo has always been an important part of the European Gateway Services network. This collaboration enables us to further expand Venlo's position.”
EGS is currently focusing on the maritime cargo from and to the port of Rotterdam. The cooperation with Cabooter ensures that more efforts can be geared to continental cargo, particularly to Southern Europe and Eastern Europe.