Six trains a week between Rotterdam and Southern Germany

From Tuesday the 7th of February 2017, Rotterdam will be directly connected by rail with Southern Germany six times a week. The frequency of the Rotterdam-Bayern Express will be increased from five to six departures a week in both directions.

By increasing the frequency, European Gateway Services (EGS) emphasizes the importance of a highly frequent service between Southern Germany and the port of Rotterdam. With our own office in Munich and a local representative in the region, the wishes and requirements of customers in Southern Germany are directly anticipated.

Both maritime and continental cargo
The Rotterdam-Bayern Express can accommodate both maritime and continental cargo. In Rotterdam, the train serves all major container terminals at both the Maasvlakte and in the Maashaven/Waalhaven area. In Southern Germany, the service calls at respectively the Tricon Container Terminal in Nuremberg and the inland terminal München Riem in Munich. European Gateway Services also offers pre-transport and post-transport services at both locations. Cargo which departs Rotterdam by train on day 1 is available on the South German terminals on day 2 and already at the doorstep of customers anywhere in Southern Germany and the north-west of Austria on day 3. In the other direction, a similar transit time applies to the connection with the deepsea ship.

Time savings and fiscal benefits
A major advantage of the route via Rotterdam is the time savings that customers can achieve. Many deepsea shipping lines use Rotterdam as their first and last port of call in Europe. To and from Southern Germany, this results in highly favourable transit times. While the deepsea ship sails to the North German ports after having called at Rotterdam, the container is already en route to Southern Germany on the Rotterdam-Bayern Express. This can easily reduce the journey time by two days. In the other direction, outbound cargo from Southern Germany can actually be put aboard the train later and still make the connection with the deepsea vessel in Rotterdam. Furthermore, the route via Rotterdam makes it possible to benefit from the fiscal advantages which are available in the Netherlands.