To accommodate growing demand, NYK has increased the frequency of its Duisburg Rail Express (DRX) service. It now operates a total of six cycles per week between Rotterdam and Duisburg , with trains running on the service every day.

The DRX block-train service is an intermodal facility that connects the Rhine/Ruhr region of Germany with the Port of Rotterdam by way of NYK's inland container terminal, Duisburg Trimodal Terminal (D3T).

As a measure of the success of D3T, the terminal recently handled its 125,000th container since opening in 2008.

NYK containers on train in Germany


Klaus-Peter Barth, Managing Director, NYK Line (Deutschland) GmbH, said: "By handling its 125,000 th container after only two-and-a-half years, we can be optimistic about the future of our inland container terminal in Duisburg . Our expectations for the D3T as a key hub for the hinterland are now fully realised. The positive feedback from our customers praises the terminal's high service quality and its fast turnaround of boxes. We expect growing throughput figures over the coming years."

The high performance levels at D3T are mainly due to the terminal's fast, efficient delivery. Turnaround times are around 20 minutes per box. As D3T is classified as a container yard (CY). Bill of Ladings can show Duisburg as a place of origin or destination.