• 2018 October 5 14:31

    Rail Cargo Operator launches the first direct shuttle between Rotterdam and Budapest

    The new Rail Cargo Operator (RCO) has launched the first direct shuttle between Rotterdam and Budapest. Train connection enables containers from the Port of Rotterdam to reach Budapest within thirty hours.

    The idea for the new shuttle arose when transport companies from Rotterdam called at RCO to discuss a direct, fast connection to Budapest. ‘A check among other clients showed that many more of them really liked the sound of this,’ stated Nenad Stancic, Department Manager North/West at RCO. ‘Companies want to use the direct connection from Rotterdam to transport continental tank containers and short sea containers faster by rail; but the train is also an interesting option for deep sea containers heading to Hungary and further afield. From Hungary, it’s the connections from Rotterdam with the UK, Ireland and Portugal that are particularly attractive.’

    From 4 October the shuttle (LTE) will be departing from the BILK terminal in Budapest every Thursday morning at 7.00 am and on Sunday afternoons at 5.00 pm. The train crosses Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands without stopping, to reach the Botlek Terminal in Rotterdam within some thirty hours. The train returns from Rotterdam to the Danube city on Tuesdays at 2.00 pm and Fridays at 11.00 pm. ‘For now, the shuttle will be running twice a week, but next year we’d like to expand this to four round trips,’ explained Stancic.

    Time savings are the big advantage of the train compared with indirect connections. The train is suitable for trailers, tank containers and containers of 20, 30, 40 and 45 ft. The train can transport 80 TEU at a time and containers may weigh up to 36 tonnes. Stancic: ‘We’ll be transporting many different products on the train. From oil and raw materials to consumer goods. Budapest is the driving force behind the Hungarian economy and its industry is growing rapidly.




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