Building our business around your box

At Swissterminal, we help solve your container needs every step of the way. From container handling and storage offerings to repair and reefer services, our high-quality solutions ensure your boxes ­– and your business – continue to carry the future forward.

Container Handling

Optimising your supply chain

We are at the forefront of developing innovative solutions for container handling, fusing our well-positioned terminal network and expertise with pioneering digital solutions. As a trusted interface between shippers, shipping lines and carriers our goal is to offer the right solution for your supply chain.

Our facilities in Basel, Birsfelden, Frenkendorf, Niederglatt and Ottmarsheim provide fast, reliable and regular connections to north, east, south and west. All terminals are equipped with Europe’s first inland terminal online slot booking system, helping slash waiting times for your container pick-up or delivery and increasing uptime for your business.

While helping you beat or meet your deadlines is important, it’s still only half of our job. The other half is being proactive about ensuring your cargo is safe and secure. We’re experts in everything from documenting the cold chain of reefers to monitoring and regulations for dangerous goods.

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At a glance:

  • Five container terminals: Basel, Birsfelden, Frenkendorf Niederglatt and Ottmarsheim
  • Efficient container depot services, supported by online slot booking
  • Value added services, such as reefer services, storage, weighing etc.
  • Temporary storage for dangerous goods containers

Container Depot

Giving your business space to grow

Our storage services can save you time and money as well as provide additional flexibility, for example, by allowing you the capacity to take advantage of bulk buying/transport economies.

At six of our terminals, space for both empty and full containers is available at long periods and low costs. We offer storage for standard and reefer containers, and we can also temporarily store dangerous goods containers.

Once we’ve figured out the right storage option for you, our dedicated team of experts will properly inspect and thoroughly maintain all your containers. That way, your job stays streamlined and hassle free.

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At a glance:

  • Six container terminals: Basel, Birsfelden, Frenkendorf, Niederglatt, Liestal and Ottmarsheim
  • Storage for standard, tank and reefer containers
  • Inspection, cleaning and repair
  • Depot for all shipping lines and leasing companies

Container disinfection service

Keeping your cargo safe

We offer a comprehensive container disinfection service that can be tailored to your needs. Using cold fogging – the most up-to-date container disinfecting method – our service reduces health risks related to SARS-CoV-2 as well as treats other viruses, bacteria and mould. In addition, the service can be used to eliminate odours.

Managed by a thorough team of experts, our disinfection service is safe to use. No flammable or malodorous fumes are released during the process. By treating your containers, you ensure your cargo – as well as all the people along your supply chain – stay protected.

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Container Repair

Maintaining your capital

Regular maintenance and repair can add years to your container’s life and save you significant expense on new containers. We pride ourselves on providing top quality repair services at the best rates, using only the most highly trained technicians.

At our locations in Basel, Birsfelden, Frenkendorf, Liestal, Niederglatt and Ottmarsheim, we clean, maintain and repair all types of containers – including reefers and tank containers – in accordance with the international rules of the Container Safety Convention (CSC). As an industry leader, we are certified by SGS ISO 9001:2015 and work according to the Swissterminal Quality Management (SQM).

With us, no repair is too small or too complex, and we’re always on hand for an emergency.

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At a glance:

  • Six locations: Basel, Birsfelden, Frenkendorf, Liestal, Niederglatt, Ottmarsheim
  • Maintenance and repair of dry, reefer and tank containers
  • Fully trained technicians
  • SGS ISO 9001:2015 qualified

Reefer Services

Preserving your commodities

Reliable, safe passage of perishable commodities is vital for the success of your business, and maintaining your cooling unit is key to ensuring your goods arrive in the exact condition intended.

We help you keep cool.

We offer services for temperature-controlled containers, and with our mobile Swissterminal Reefer Service, we can service your refrigerated containers on-site, even at locations across the Swiss border.

Let us make sure your cold chain is connected from end to end.

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At a glance:

  • Reefer storage
  • Pre-trip inspection (PTI)
  • Monitoring and setting adjustment
  • Mobile and on-site repair

Other Services

Train Sales Agent

Connecting your cargo by rail

In addition to our terminal services, we also provide agency services for rail transport. Our expertise and knowledge of intermodal transport has been honed for more than 45 years. With relationships in place with various international rail operators, we will help you find the best option to move your cargo safely and efficiently.

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Technical Support and Advice

Powering partnership

Having pioneered container terminal services since 1972, we use the industry knowledge, equipment experience and technical expertise we’ve gained to support other terminal operators.

We gladly offer technical support and consulting services to help find savvy solutions for whatever terminal operating challenges you bring to the table.

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