Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal and RTB CARGO today celebrate the fact that they have been working together successfully for more than 10 years. The cooperation between the intermodal network operator and the traction supplier started in 2013 with the train connections between Rotterdam and Venlo. RTB CARGO now also supplies traction on other Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal connections.
Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal (HPEI), until recently known as European Gateway Services, is the intermodal network operator of container terminal operator Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT). Through HPEI, ECT wants to contribute to efficient and, above all, sustainable hinterland transport in Europe.
HPEI offers its customers an extensive network of rail and barge connections between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp and many important regions in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Austria. For the physical implementation of the intermodal transport, HPEI is collaborating with rail and barge operators.
The cooperation with RTB CARGO has proven to be a successful one, RTB CARGO provides HPEI with the train connections between Rotterdam and Venlo, more than 20 per week, and to and from southern Germany. Two of the core regions where HPEI operates.
Paul Zoeter, general manager of HPEI: “RTB CARGO is an important partner for us and helps us achieve very high reliability figures on our rail connections, despite sometimes major infrastructural challenges. Our rail product is therefore very competitive, with regard to other operators and more importantly with regard to road transport. As a result, we make a strong contribution to a modal shift.”
Jeen Brouwer and en Wolfgang Pötter, managing directors of RTB CARGO: ”Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal and RTB CARGO have been working together successfully for so long, because we understand each other and can find each other quickly. Both companies are strongly customer-oriented and stand for reliable service. This has proven to be an excellent foundation over the past 10 years.”