Lineas anchors its presence in the Port of Rotterdam

31 January 2019


Since January 2019, Lineas has started shunting activities in Maasvlakte-West and thus gained a foothold in the Port of Rotterdam. Three locomotives have been put into use on site, which will be able to manage larger volumes in future. 

Since January 2nd, 2019 Lineas has been handling shunting activities in Maasvlakte-West in Rotterdam. From this industrial area, it also runs the last mile service to and from Maasvlakte and Botlek. Lineas has the local knowledge to serve all important terminals and offers shippers and producers customised solutions to facilitate their activities on site.

With its Green Xpress Network transport, Lineas is further guaranteeing the connection between Rotterdam and Antwerp. This innovative and flexible concept enables small rail volumes to be transferred to international destinations. So, goods from the Randstad can be transported to the Ruhr area, Sachsen, Switzerland, France, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Scandinavia and other European destinations.

Lineas locomotives in Rotterdam

For the new activities in the Netherlands, Lineas is leasing three G1206 locomotives. These powerful locomotives have the ETCS which is required to operate in the Netherlands and they will be able to take on higher volumes of transport in future. To enhance their presence in the Rotterdam Port, the first locomotive (no. 5001511) will be decorated entirely in Lineas colours.  

In addition to these G1206 locomotives, Lineas has 24 other diesel locomotives and 48 electric locomotives that are also allowed in the Netherlands.

"Thanks to the new activities and our locomotives, we have now really anchored our presence in the Rotterdam port," explains Matthias Herrebosch, Director of Commercial Operations at Lineas. "Both the shunting and the last mile activities as well as the transport from Rotterdam to a range of international destinations are an example of Lineas' intensive expansion as a provider of good-quality, reliable and environmentally friendly logistics solutions in Europe."