Combined Cargo

Handling of intermodal load units in Intermodal Transport in the year 2018 was on the level of the previous year at around 80,000 units.

 

Currently there are 39 intermodal trains operating weekly to and from Verona (14), Cervignano (3) and Treviso (2) in Italy, to and from Hamburg (3), Karlsruhe (3), Wuppertal (3) and Halle/Schkopau (2) as well as to and from Brno (6) and Lovosice (2) in the Czech Republic and Curtici (1) in Romania.

 

Declining numbers in the first six months of 2018 are in particular due to the discontinuation of the service between Rostock and Wels at the turn of the year 2017/18 and to the reduction of the service to the Ruhr to three departures per week.

 

It is all the more gratifying that new intermodal connections to northern Italy and south-eastern Europe were opened in the second half of 2018. These two intermodal train concepts with three weekly round trips between Rostock and Cervignano (Italy) and one departure per week to Curtici (Romania) were initiated by the Austrian Intermodal specialist LKW WALTER. It has also been possible to steadily extend the block train connection of Stena Line, DEUCON and Pressnitztalbahn between Rostock and various destinations in central Germany.

 

In the new year individual train services are to be given a greater frequency and further destinations are to be added.

Excellent conditions

The Rostock port is optimal connected with the German motorway network. North-south motorway A19 and west-east motoway A20 provide a direct access to the port.

The proximity of the terminal to the ferry and ro-ro berths provides short transit times through the port (e.g. train arrival at 2:45, loading at 6:00). Ideal conditions for the optimisation of the logistics chain are provided here at the Rostock seaport.

Since May 2012 ROSTOCK PORT GmbH has been converting the intermodal transport terminal south of pier I together with the regional construction company STRABAG AG without interrupting its day-to-day business. The new and efficient handling terminal for rail, road and seaborne cargo will be upgraded until February 2014 on an area of around 30,000 square metres. The whole Intermodal Transport Terminal covers approx. 70,000 square metres.

Apart from three additional tracks and the southern craneway girder the entire southern handling areas were newly built and construction of two gantry crane facilities was begun.

Land bridges via Rostock

Rostock has been connected to Europe’s largest seaport, Rotterdam, via the traffic hubs Hamburg and Duisburg. As a part of the interior transport network of the North Sea ports of Hamburg and Rotterdam Rostock has a  direct access to transatlantic shipping traffic.

This land bridge makes it possible for cargo to be transported from Rotterdam to Trelleborg, south Sweden in only 39 hours, and to Helsinki, Finland in only 61 hours.