Closed Rhine Rail Freight Corridor Continues to Cause Logistics Chaos

August 22, 2017

On Aug. 12, a land slip at the construction site of the new 3-mile Rastatt rail tunnel in Germany caused major damage to the adjacent railway track. Since then, roughly 12 miles of critical railway from Rastatt to Karlsruhe on one side and Rastatt to Basel on the other has been impassable to trains, a huge issue for rail freight, which averages 200 freight train per day as it is the primary north-south link between the ports of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp to Italy and Switzerland. As a result European rail freight users are suffering losses running at of Euros per week.

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