Demand for intermodal transport solutions is growing. In response, DB Cargo subsidiary TFG Transfracht is adding two new container terminals in Kreuztal and Duisburg to its AlbatrosExpress network. In doing so, TFG is not only expanding its connections between North Rhine-Westphalia and the German seaports, but also using a sustainable logistics solution to relieve the pressure on road transport.
The connections in the TFG Transfracht network.
Strong Rail to continue in 2024
TFG, the market leader in containerised seaport hinterland services for the German seaports, now offers four import and export departures per week from both Kreuztal and Duisburg. They provide service to all the main maritime loading points in Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven.
In 2024, TFG will continue to expand its portfolio and establish new short-haul transport services as part of its TFGreen sustainability strategy. This will support the Strong Rail strategy of its parent company Deutsche Bahn, which aims to shift even more freight to environmentally friendly rail transport.
„We are delighted to meet the growing demand for intermodal transport solutions while offering our customers new transport options and even greater flexibility,“ says Frank Erschkat, Spokesperson of the Board of Managing Directors of TFG Transfracht. „The new terminal connections are another important step as we further expand our environmentally friendly alternative to road transport in North Rhine-Westphalia, and they will help us move even more freight onto rail.“
More about TFG and their products
TFG organises environmentally friendly and cost-effective transport services and customised solutions for 6 western, northern and southern seaports and 27 container terminals. Its extensive AlbatrosExpress network offers daily connections from the ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, Koper, Rotterdam and Antwerp to over 15,000 locations in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
Details of the SWCT Kreuztal and Hutchison Ports Duisburg container terminals, as well as the conditions and terms of sale, are now available online.