Container hinterland terminal operator, Contargo, has affiliated its terminal network with the Port of Rotterdam through online platform, InlandLinks. The InlandLinks tool provides users with an overview of the best intermodal routes to the desired destination in the hinterland, with separate information of all inland terminals, transit times and the level of CO2 emissions. This offers the logistics sector a view of the most sustainable connections.
“The entry of the Contargo terminals is yet another confirmation that the market parties support this project and appreciate its added value. Shippers and logistics service providers also indicate that InlandLinks clearly satisfies a need for information in respect of intermodal transport,” said Hans Smits, CEO, Port of Rotterdam Authority.
“InlandLinks offers the ideal, neutral platform for this. Based on the users’ wishes, it will be expanded even further in the coming period with new functionalities and terminals,” he added.
The terminals in Germany, France and Switzerland will be affiliated from the middle of June, starting with the 11 terminals managed fully by Contargo: Basel, Fransfurt-Ost, Frankfurt Höchst, Germersheim, Gustavsburg, Karlsruhe, Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, Prouvy, Koblenz and Wörth.
With the entrance of these Contargo terminals, the InlandLinks network has grown from 22 to 53 affiliated inland terminals since its launch in 2011, meaning it covers around 50% of the market in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.