Rhine-Alpine News

Duisport to cooperate further with HUPAC on connections with Rotterdam and along “Belt & Road” to China

Duisburger Hafen, Logistikstandort Logport 3 am Rhein bei Hohenbudberg, Duisburg Huckingen,Eisenbahnanschluß und Containerverladung, Containerterminal, Duisburg, Ruhrgebiet, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland

Photo (© duisport / Hans Blossey): One of the terminals at Duisport.

At the transport logistic trade fair in Munich, duisport, the most important logistics hub in Central Europe, and Hupac, one of the largest operators of international intermodal transport networks, agreed to better connect the Maasvlakte terminal in Rotterdam by means of a shuttle system running several times a day. This will strengthen the Port of Duisburg as a gateway for the onward transport of maritime freight from Rotterdam within Europe.

In addition, duisport and Hupac will increasingly cooperate to optimize their activities within the framework of the “Belt & Road” initiative. Both partners will jointly develop terminals along the Silk Road and work on solutions to reduce the journey times of Chinese trains.



Ceneri base tunnel to open in late 2020


Photo (Martin Brandt): South portal of old, short Ceneri tunnel, soon to be replaced by a much longer base tunnel.

After the opening of the Gotthard base tunnel, there still remains the Ceneri base tunnel to be opened for allowing trains to transit the Alps without any steep grades. This tunnel will get operative from late 2020, increasing freight capacities and making the Gotthard axis more competitive enabling grosso modo half an hour savings on the Rhine-Alpine Corridor towards Milano. Read the joint statement of DB, SBB and FS Italiano: