Glückauf Express under Steam

duisport networks Ruhr region / Rail shuttle service between Duisburg and Dortmund with a stop-over in Gelsenkirchen / High train frequency

Duisburg, (PresseBox) - The cooperation of the Port of Duisburg with the ports of Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund is growing. Starting next week a new rail shuttle service, the Glückauf Express, will connect the three ports each working day in the two directions and build an even tighter network in the metropolitan Ruhr area.

The initial capacity of the train service will be 60 TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent unit for containers) per day, taking some 16,000 trucks off the regional highways.

Through the Glückauf Express duisport promotes the integration of the Ruhr transportation system. The Port of Duisburg also provides Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund with direct access to the large sea ports in Belgium and the Netherlands," commented Duisburger Hafen AG's Chief Executive Officer Erich Staake.

As regards incoming cargo, shippers at the Marl Chemsite benefit particularly from the new railroad line which moves their freight via Duisburg and the new connection to Dortmund and the large German North Sea ports.

The shuttle service is another major step forward to making the Ruhr region the largest inland shipping hub in Europe with the Port of Duisburg as the leading gateway to the markets of Central Europe.

Duisburger Hafen AG

Duisburger Hafen AG is the holding and management company of the port of Duisburg, the largest inland port in the world. The duisport Group offers full service packages in the areas of infrastructure and superstructure for the port and logistics location, including relocation management. Furthermore, its subsidiaries provide logistics services, such as the development and optimization of transport and logistics chains, rail freight services, facilities management and packing logistics.

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