EGIM will offer direct services between CTW and Duisburg, Munich, Nuremberg, and Kornwestheim in Q1. Shortly after, connections to Ulm, Mannheim, and Frankfurt/Main will be added to the offering in Q2. By June 2023, EGIM plans to increase its frequency of connections to 13 roundtrips per week.
According to EGIM, sustainable rail transport is important for the future development of Wilhelmshaven, and the direct connections now available to the JadeWeserPort (JWP) by electric locomotive are a key part of the port’s sustainable growth. As part of its strategy, EGIM is committed to strengthening its range of climate-friendly transport solutions to destinations across both southern Germany and western Germany. The expansion of rail infrastructure between Wilhelmshaven and regions along the Rhine will further accelerate this development and change the flow of cargo, as trains will be able to travel directly and efficiently to the quayside in Lower Saxony.
As the shipping sector sees a new generation of super-sized container vessels, JWP’s 18-meter water depths allow the huge new ships to dock fully loaded, independent of the tide at any time of night or day. Eight shipping lines have already included JWP in their schedules. As a result of the port’s increasing importance, CTW achieved a record-breaking throughput of 712,953 TEU in 2021.