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The northwest route offers a direct connection to the major seaports of western Europe, connecting major production sites from Italy to northern Europe with global trade.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Dense network in northwest Germany, Benelux and Great Britain
  • Connection to the two major western ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam
  • Largest Dutch marshalling yard Kijfhoek as central hub
  • High frequency within the network

CO2e emissions

Example route
Rotterdam Maasvlakte – Munich



The emission values were determined using the independent calculation tool EcoTransIT World.
EcoTransIT World's emissions calculation is compliant with ISO 14083.

High-performance shuttle

The Northwest route is the fast connection to and from the major seaports of Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Antwerp (Belgium). The connection to Calais also offers a link to Great Britain. Whether customers are transporting goods by block train or single wagon, the Dutch marshalling yard at Kijfhoek is a perfectly located hub for transports.

The high-performance lines within the northwest network, such as the Zeebrugge Shuttle or the Antwerp Shuttle, as well as the connection to Cologne-Gremberg and the Ruhr region, provide connecting services to important destinations and marshalling yards for onward transport to Italy, for example.


Local expertise meets global connections

This network mixes global connections with the local expertise of the customer advisors in the service department, who provide advice and support for various routes. The broad product portfolio also allows for custom solutions along with additional services such as loading consultancy or support with customs matters.


Do you have any questions? We are happy to help.

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