Intermodal Transport

Jan de Rijk Logistics is specialized in high-quality intermodal transport between the Netherlands, Belgium plus the German Ruhr and:

We run our own daily trains to and from Italy and also have partnerships with all renowned rail service providers. In addition to the trains, we run our own fleet of trucks as well in the countries where we operate with our intermodal connections. This gives us control over service quality and guarantees capacity for the customer. THAT’S HOW we are able to offer a door-to-door intermodal solution – from pick-up to delivery, thanks to our large European network and trucking capability.


The advantages of intermodal transport

Why use intermodal transportation? Transporting large volumes whether these are FTL or LTL is our core business. We do this in a sustainable and ecological way as we believe this is the best solution for our customers and the environment.

Security. Intermodal transport is very secure. Using dedicated intermodal cargo units protects the freight during the transport cycle, reducing the risk of theft and damage to a minimum. Our service is from door-to-door, from pickup to delivery. Strict procedures ensure a safe transition between first and final mile movements and the train. On the train the shipment is in a sealed closed container on a direct rail connection to the destination. We make sure your container is continuously on the move.

Environmental benefits. Sustainability is important for us – and for our customers. We are focused on sustainability and we are developing solutions to limit our impact on the environment. Compared to road transport intermodal transport results in a reduction of your carbon footprint. Intermodal connections can result in up to 80% lower CO2 emissions compared to road.

No experience with intermodal transport? No problem, we will guide you through this modal shift.

Up to 80% lower CO2 emissions
compared to road
High possible weight per load
(up to 28t)
Temperature controlled
Safe and secure (for sensitive cargo)
Excellent price-performance ratio

Intermodal connections

We operate a company train and have agreements with major rail operators on various routes. We have fixed train slots for several destinations, so our customers can benefit from synchromodal solutions.

Intermodal network

  • Duisburg -> Melzo / Wels / Linz / Poznan / Gliwice vv.
  • Neuss/Koln -> Istanbul vv. 
  • Rotterdam -> Melzo / Busto / Bari vv;
  • Antwerpen – Barcelona vv;

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Why choose Jan de Rijk intermodal transport?

We are a one-stop shop that combines the advantages of a large multinational with the flexibility and personal attention of a family-owned business. You can contact us at any time. Our intermodal transport vehicles have multimodal 45 ft. high-cube containers (box, tarpaulin, or temperature-controlled). Having years of experience, Jan de Rijk Intermodal is operating its own train and has partnerships with all renowned rail service providers, which enables us to offer a reliable and economical door-to-door service, throughout Europe.

Intermodal transport equipment

We use the following intermodal equipment types to cover all the transport needs of our customers.

  • 45ft High-Cube Palletwide container
  • 45ft High-Cube Curtainside container
  • 45ft High-Cube temperature-controlled container
  • 13.60m Huckepack Trailer
Guaranteed load capacity
Reliable & Flexible
Own Cross-dock
Track & Trace
Daily departures

Temperature controlled

Jan de Rijk Logistics also offers conditioned transport. We have temperature-controlled containers (reefers) to deliver temperature-critical loads to customers in perfect condition.


Groupage, LTL and FTL

In addition to FTL, Jan de Rijk also offers groupage and part-load shipments. Jan de Rijk Logistics collects the shipments at your location. In our own cross-dock facility we make an optimal combination for deilivery and ensure they will depart the same evening with the train.

As soon as the train arrives at its destination, Jan de Rijk collects the boxes and delivers LTL and FTL shipments on the same day the train arrives.

What is intermodal transport?

Intermodal transport is a transportation modality that uses standardized cargo units -such as containers, swap bodies, or (craneable) semi-trailers- that can be moved across different modes of transportation (such as trucks, trains, or ships) to be brought to destination.

The difference between intermodal transport, multimodal transport, and combined transport?

“Multimodal transport” defines a transport service that involves two or more transportation modes to deliver the freight to the destination. A transport that combines a rail leg and a road leg; a transfer performed partially by sea and partially by road, are for instance examples of multimodal transport; they require different means of transportation.

Intermodal transport refers to a specific kind of multimodal transport, where standardized cargo units are used to contain the transported goods. The distinctive characteristic of intermodal transport is therefore its ability to avoid breaking cargo. This remains stored inside the same unit from the beginning to the end of the transport cycle.

Markets we typically service using intermodal transport