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Quickly from the West ports to the south with Antwerp-shuttle

Antwerp-shuttle: Fast and reliable. Via Europes' largest network.

Antwerp-shuttle is a fast and direct corridor product connecting Belgium and the Netherlands with Germany and southern Europe: the shuttle for conventional and intermodal rail transports operates five days a week (Monday to Friday) and connects the West ports with the Rhine/Neckar region within 24 hours. From there, it provides fast links to DB Cargo's European network, mainly to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain and to south-eastern Europe

Since April 2018, consignments from southern Europe are now reaching the West ports via Mannheim at the same frequency and transit duration thanks to the optimised South-to-North connection.

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Daily connection of the West ports via the strategic hub in Kijfhoek (NL)

Transport of all types of goods, even small shipment quantities both in conventional wagonload traffic and multimodal transport

From Mannheim, connection to the largest single freight wagon network in Europe

Fast journey times: 

to Mannheim in less than 24 hours

Other very frequent connections from Mannheim, e.g. 8 departures per day to North Italy

Take advantage of cost-effective and environmentally friendly transports!