The new service enhances the company’s already expansive network across the European inland networks
DP World is launching a new rail service between the Upper Rhine region and the Port of Rotterdam.
“This reliance within the supply chain to deliver – and deliver fast – means that retailers are forced to expose themselves to not insignificant amounts of risk. As consumers continue to push the bar even higher with expectations for quicker and more reliable means of service, Europe-wide logistics providers need to be savvy about getting their goods from east to west, north to south, and vice versa”, said Rob Harrison, Vice President for Inland & Logistics, DP World Europe & Russia.
According to Eurostat, Intra-European trade was estimated at €3.11 trillion in 2016 which was 78% higher than the value of exports leaving the EU and accounted for more than 15% of total global trade.
The new service enhances the company’s already expansive network across the European inland networks and will begin operations on 14 March 2022, with two roundtrips per week with calls in Germersheim and Stuttgart.