Caption: China Rail-based merchandise traffic lifts Duisburg
Europe’s biggest inland port, Duisburg has reported record figures of rail-based merchandise traffic with China after declined in February and March due to the coronavirus.
Duisport CEO Erich Staake said, “We are definitely noticing the catch-up effects resulting from the pandemic in the China business. But at the same time we have continued to work intensively on our network and in April we extended our train services to include further Chinese destinations.
It is particularly in our crisis situation that rail freight becomes an important alternative to ocean freight.”
We are also holding available additional storage space and customised solutions for onward transport. Thanks to our committed staff, our network also functions in times of crisis”, says Erich Staake. “I have to compliment my team: our operations are running at 100 per cent despite the corona crisis.”