Swiss operator continues rapid network expansion
Schweizerzug launches new direct rail service from Basel and Zurich to Rotterdam
Swiss rail freight operator Schweizerzug AG has continued its rapid network and service expansion with the start of a new direct rail link to the port of Rotterdam; the 2-weekly direct roundtrips link Frenkendorf (Basel) and Niederglatt (Zurich), respectively with the Dutch hub port.
With the new service, Schweizerzug connects the Swissterminal-operated facilities in Frenkendorf and Niederglatt directly with Maasvlakte II in Europe’s largest container port but also calls at APM
Terminals and Rotterdam World Gateway (RTM).
The new connections present a fast and efficient addition to Schweizerzug’s Rotterdam connections via the German hub Neuss and the links to the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge.
“Both Niederglatt-Zurich and Frenkendorf-Basel benefit from direct and therefore faster links to Rotterdam. We’re covering Switzerland’s most important economic regions, with the same price for both locations. Zurich and the eastern part of Switzerland especially might consider this new service attractive” stated Roman Mayer, CEO Schweizerzug AG, focusing on the continuing optimisation of its overall level of service by catering to market needs proactively.
In both January and February 2019, the company increased its departure frequencies between Frenkendorf and Niederglatt to the port of Antwerp, and now can be offering shippers in both Switzerland and neighbouring countries an ever-expanding roster of routes and frequencies to the continent’s two busiest seaports for container shipping.
In addition Schweizerzug serves the German hub Neuss, whereby additional rail and barge links with Rotterdam and Antwerp are available as well.