With a complete portfolio of intermodal options, we connect our local terminals to global trade. We offer full-service solutions with a single point of contact, increasing the simplicity and reliability of your supply chain from end to end. By offering various modes of transport, we add flexibility and resilience to your supply chain, ensuring your shipments arrive safely and on schedule.
With a low fuel consumption and a high carrying capacity, barge is one of the most environmentally friendly, economical modes of inland transport. In cooperation with Danser Group and DP World, Swissterminal offers frequent barge connections between Switzerland, France and Europe’s largest container ports, helping you flexibly design your business’s supply chain flows.
Swissterminal’s barge service directly connects the tri-border area of Switzerland, France and Germany with Europe’s container ports in Antwerp and Rotterdam.
Birsfelden / Basel / Ottmarsheim «» Rotterdam / Antwerp
Our barge service links the Port of Switzerland in Basel-Kleinhueningen and Basel-Birsfelden as well as Ottmarsheim in France, located in Eurorheinports, twice weekly with deepsea terminals in the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.
Sustainable and eco-friendly solution
Barge is an environmentally friendly form of inland transportation. CO2 emissions are relatively low due to the high-volume capacities and low fuel consumption. In terms of noise pollution, the barge also performs well in comparison, while the impact on surrounding nature is reduced to a minimum. The use of this mode of transport thus supports sustainable supply chains with a low footprint, and offers an attractive and economical alternative to rail transport between the tri-border area and the Western seaports.
In addition to transporting containers, barges are also ideal for transporting bulk goods.
High transport capacity
Barges are able to carry more cargo than any other mode of inland transport. With this, we provide our customers sufficient space for cargo.
Due to its high carrying capacity and low fuel consumption, barges are one of the most economical forms of intermodal transport.
Technical details about the inland vessels
As an individual service between seaport and inland terminal or as part of a multimodal solution for the first or last mile, Schweizerzug combines efficiency, cost advantage and sustainability. Customers benefit from frequent departures, flexibility, and short transit times. Wherever your cargo is headed: Schweizerzug ensures that your goods arrive safely, directly, and fast at the European seaports.
Schweizerzug connects the largest industrial regions in Switzerland with the European seaports.
Rotterdam / Antwerp «» Frenkendorf
Schweizerzug offers regular connections to Europe’s most important container ports in Rotterdam and Antwerp from our terminal in Frenkendorf near Basel.
Reduced supply chain costs
With single trains able to carry 50 truckloads worth of cargo, rail reduces the number of people needed to manage transport, lowering costs and improving efficiency. At Schweizerzug, no Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) is added to our tariffs – our customers do not have to pay any surcharges to compensate for exchange rate fluctuations.
Sustainable and eco-friendly solution
Rail transport has a much lower environmental footprint than road transport or air freight. Schweizerzug’ s dispatching also aims to significantly reduce empty runs in combined transport. In this way, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced across the board.
Reliability and flexibility
Able to avoid bottlenecks and operate even during times of crises, the rail services of Swissterminal offer reliable point-to-point connections. No intersections, traffic jams or time losses. For maximum flexibility, Schweizerzug offers same day booking and departure for export cargo. Any container booked by 10 am for Antwerp or by 12 noon for Rotterdam can start its export journey on the same day, provided there is still capacity.
Trucks provide flexible point-to-point service. At Swissterminal, our trucking service is used for first and last-mile logistics. By embracing this combined transport approach, we prevent harmful emissions while ensuring your shipment arrives in the right place, right on time.
Our comprehensive intermodal network is the result of our network of strong partnerships. To connect your cargo globally, we work with a number of reliable partners.