The number of container rail shuttles to and from the Kehl and Strasbourg region has recently increased from five to seven. In November, MMR Intermodal Services went from two to three roundtrips to Strasbourg. Additionally, C3C has extended the Alsace Rotterdam Express with a regular service to this French city. The latter train, an initiative from the C3C partnership between Danser Group, Haeger & Schmidt Logistics, and Ultra-Brag, started in 2015 and was used on three weekly services to Kehl in Germany. ‘Additional terminal capacity became available at Strasbourg-Nord, which explains this extension,’ says Michel Bot, Sales & Marketing Manager at Danser Group. ‘As a result, we add 90 TEU import and 90 TEU export to our volume every week. Whether it’s Kehl or Strasbourg makes no difference to our clients in this industrial border area.’Railshuttle MMR Intermodal ServicesKehl and Strasbourg make up one agglomeration, with Strasbourg situated on the French bank and Kehl on the German bank of the Rhine.Some 400,000 TEU is transferred annually via the two trimodal terminals of the Port Autonome de Strasbourg and the one in Kehl. Direct rail and inland shipping services connect the terminals with the port of Rotterdam and other seaports. In due course, Strasbourg will double the current container volume per train and operate new rail services to Duisburg, Eastern Europe, Spain, and China. Possibilities for a new railway terminal in the southern port area are being explored.