New operator at Weil container port
Joining forces: Carlos Gingado, Weil am Rhein port, and Holger Bochow, Contargo
Contargo to operate the Weil am Rhein container port
The port of Weil am Rhein is the first German port at the Rhine, downstream of Basel. These days, it has tendered the operation of its container terminal to Contargo. Taking over as operator enables Contargo to expand its service offer to include pre- and on-carriage, transport to and from the seaports, the storage of containers, and value-added services such as container repairs.
Contargo is a major hinterland logistics operator, running 46 barges on the Rhine, besides block train operations. Find more about the container terminal here (external link).
Frankfurt: Importance of city’s eastern port confirmed
Osthafen Frankfurt. Photo: HFM
The city of Frankfurt is a main economic center at the Rhine-Alpine corridor. The town’s tri-modal port is located at the Main River, a few kilometres upstream from the Rhine. Its yearly turnover is about 3.2 million tons of barge traffic and 1.2 million tons of rail traffic.
The largest port area is the “Osthafen”, east of Frankfurt’s downtown. The “GFH Gemeinschaft Frankfurter Hafenanlieger” (community of adjacent owners at Frankfurt port), together with the regional chamber of commerce, now ordered a study by the Fulda University of Applied Sciences. It has confirmed the port’s importance for the regional economy. Find the whole news here (external link, German language).
Upper Rhine: Regional conference on mobility
The Metropolitan Region Rhein-Neckar and the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe invite to their 2021 joint “Regionalkonferenz Mobilitätswende“, which will be held virtually on July 7/8 in German language. Representatives of politics, research and business will debate future challenges and the impact of Corona. Find details here (external link).
Rhine-Alpine Talks: Increase rail’s share in the corridor
To mark the European Year of Rail, the Interregional Alliance for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor EGTC invites to its next Rhine-Alpine Talk to debate on how to increase rail’s share in transporting people and goods in the Rhine-Alpine Corridor? The virtual event will be held on 25 June 2021 from 11:00 – 12:30 h. The rail as the backbone of our corridor will be in focus of the contributions of high-level representatives from European, national and regional level. They will highlight their vision and projects for the future of rail transport from their particular perspectives.