JadeWeserPort Wilhelmshaven to get one more international train connection
Czechia will become the fourth European country in the rail freight network of JadeWeserPort Wilhelmshaven, the German only deep-water harbour. Metrans, the Czechia-based operator, will run it. The first shipment has been scheduled for 3 July 2022.
In addition to the numerous connections in the home German market and a few services to Austria and Switzerland, JadeWeserPort Wilhelmshaven will add one more country, Czechia, to its rail freight network. This will become possible due to a new intermodal link to be launched by Metrans. Starting 3 July 2022, the Czech company will run the container trains between its terminal in Prague and the German deep-water port.
“The Metrans Group responds to the ever-increasing demand for intermodal services as well as to the long-standing congestion problems of many ports. In this regard, the Port of Wilhelmshaven has been used more and more frequently, either for regular shipping routes or as an alternative destination,” the Czech railway undertaking explained its decision.
Timetable and prices
Metrans will run the container trains between JadeWeserPort Wilhelmshaven and its intermodal terminal in Prague twice a week in each direction. They will depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays (at 05:00) from Prague, and on Thursdays and Sundays (at 21:00) from Wilhelmshaven. The travel time is 21 hours. Metrans has already scheduled the inaugural shipment for 3 July 2022 when the first train from Prague will arrive in Wilhelmshaven. The delivery of the 20-foot box from Prague to Wilhelmshaven or vice versa costs 191 euros and 382 euros for the 40-foot box. Metrans determined these rates by a surcharge added to the prices valid for the Port of Hamburg.
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