A new intermodal connection on Venlo – Melzo

Roosendaal, 21 December 2021 – Jan de Rijk Logistics will start on January 5, 2022 an intermodal connection between Venlo and Melzo near Milan together with TX Logistik AG.

The operation will consist of five round trips per week and will transport goods for the Benelux, German and Italian markets. The connection is operated as a company train for the main customer Jan de Rijk Logistics.

Maciek Chelmowski, director Intermodal Transport of Jan de Rijk Logistics: “Intermodal transport is an important and fast growing service offering of Jan de Rijk Logistics. It is recognized that intermodal transport does offer additional benefits when compared to traditional road transport; being a economical transport solution, and also a more environmental friendly transport mode with reduced CO2 emissions. With the upcoming CO2 tax this is even an additional economic advantage!

“Jan de Rijk Logistics has been operating a door to door intermodal connection for over 10 years between the Benelux and Italy. We are pleased to have found a competent partner in TX Logistik, which strengthens the connection to Italy in our network and enables us to further grow.

Thanks to our own fleet in both Italy and The Netherlands we are able to offer a seamless intermodal solution to our customers. By moving to the Venlo terminal we now also have a central hub for our operations in both the Benelux and Germany. Closer to clients, shorter road distance, more benefit from the train. Also notable is that in 2022 Jan de Rijk Logistics will be offering the possibility to transport ADR goods on the train.“

Additional free capacities of the train will be marketed by TX Logistik on its own.

Intermodal Connection

Both 45-foot containers and swap bodies as well as trailers will be loaded. In the Netherlands, the units are handled at the new Cabooter Railterminal Greenport, and in Italy, the Melzo terminal east of Milan is served.
The route runs through Switzerland, where the P400 profile can now be used without restrictions on the Gotthard route. The transit time of the connection, which is operated as an AC connection, is 24 hours. It is planned to increase the number of rotations by one to six per week as early as February 2022.

In addition to the train to and from Italy Jan de Rijk Logistics operates intermodal connections on Austria, Poland, Spain and Turkey. Pre- and on carriage we operate with our own fleet of trucks.