LOGISTICS

Modern tri-modal terminal with railway connections towards 23 European cities

The Europark distinguish itself as a logistic business park. On the tri-modal terminal lorries, trains and ships load and discharge their goods. “Europark-trains” drive towards 21 different destinations all over Europe. From Rotterdam to Moscow and from Hamburg to the Spanish Vitoria. Connections with Amsterdam and Kutno in Poland are in preparation.

The terminal is unique because of its water-rail-combination: trains can drive up to the port quays. Mobile cranes therefore can transfer containers or general cargo in one handling from ship to train unit or lorry v.v. The Europark also has modern storage and transshipment facilities and renowned logistic service providers.

  • rail terminal
  • train connections
  • management rail terminal
  • harbour
  • soil in harbour area
  • companies in harbour area
  • exploitation harbour
  • waterway
  • distances harbours-Europark
  • road network
  • logistic service providers


    Rail terminal
    Harbour and rail terminal are part of the Regional Transfer Centre (ROC) of the Europark. Some characteristics of this rail terminal:

  • public
  • capacity: more than 2 million tons a year
  • Bentheimer Eisenbahn railway connects Dutch and German railway networks
  • 50 km from Rheine (D): railway intersection with rail terminal
  • only inland terminal in the Northern Netherlands
  • approximately 4,5 km of siding, including four 700-metre sections (completion date: mid-2004)
  • open and covered platforms
  • storage and transshipment of containers and bulk
  • mobile container cranes (up to 40 tons)
  • rail extends up to the harbour
  • shuttle train Rotterdam-Coevorden 4 times a week
  • railway connections with 21 European cities
  • in process: connections with Amsterdam and Kutno (Poland)
  • ETC is part of the Trans European Core Network of Intercontainer/Interfrigo

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    Europark & train connections within Europe
    Travel times intermodal (shuttle) connections in days, from departure to arrival

    Rotterdam 0,5 Messendorf (Austria) 2
    Hamburg 1 Wels (Austria) 2
    Bremen 1 Vienna (Austria) 2
    Lübeck 1 Budapest (Hungary) 3
    Kiel 1 Sopron (Hungary) 3
    Rostock 1 Vitoria (Spain) 3
    Ludwigshaven 2 Grannollers (Spain) 3
    Verona (Italy) 2 Warschau (Poland) 3
    Busto, Milan (Italy) 2 Brest (Byelorussia) 3
    Salzburg (Austria) 2 Moscow (Russia) 9
    Villach (Austria) 2    

    1) In preparation: Amsterdam and Kutno (Poland)
    2) The Euro Terminal Coevorden is part of Intercontainer Interfrigo’s new Trans Europe Core Network. This railway system connects 160 terminals. (www.icfonline.com)


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    Management rail terminal
    Euro Terminal Coevorden b.v. (ETC)
    Management: Bentheimer Eisenbahn
    Contact: G. Beerlink
    De Mars 7
    7742 PT Coevorden
    Tel. 0031 524 519522
    etc@euroterminal.nl

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    Harbour

  • 525 m. quay walls, 75 m. of which has been leased
  • Depth: 3,5 m.
  • Ship’s tonnage: max. 1.000 tons (=32 TEU)
  • Mobile cranes, including the Liebherr 250, reach = 35 m.
  • Cooperative agreement with Municipal Port Authority of Amsterdam
  • 430 m. rail along the quayside (ready mid 2004), located at less than 100 meters from the rail terminal

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    Soil in harbour area
    The so-called “wet industrial area” near the harbour is 18 hectares large.
    There are 13 hectares for distribution to companies and one storage shed (with a free span of 3700 m2 ) available.
    See also chapter Buy Lots.

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    Companies in harbour area

  • Nijhof Wassink: distribution centre for raw materials for the synthetic industry
  • Coevorden Ingredient Care (C.I.C.): wholesale trade and distribution of ingredients for pets nutrition

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    Exploitation harbour
    For the time being the municipality of Coevorden exploits the harbour. It is expected that this will be passed to a private company in 2004, on strict rules and quality requirements, such as, amongst others, the harbour stays public and prices in line with the market will be used.
    Contact (interim): D. Postma
    Municipality of Coevorden
    Tel. 0031 524 598100
    dpostma@coevorden.nl

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    Waterway
    The waterway link to and from the Europark is the Coevorden-Almelo canal. Near Almelo the canal connects on larger waterways towards the west and the south. The canal is suitable for 400 tons ships. Larger ships, up to 800 tons, can pass, but for this a special dispensation from the province of Overijssel is (until now) required.

    At the moment the capacity of the canal is increased, so that 800 tons ships –with a maximum length of 60 meters- can pass more easier and faster, without a special permission. This work will be ready in the second half of 2004. The capacity for container ships will be tripled by then. See also under News.
    To supply the Nijhof Wassink’s distribution center for plastics in the harbour area of the Europark, Kempenaars, with 12 containers of 40 feet on board, are used.
    They sail from Rotterdam to Coevorden within 20 hours.

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    Distance Europark - harbours
    in hours
      road rail water
    Amsterdam 3 4 18
    Rotterdam 3,5 5 18
    Eemshaven 1,5    
    Meppel 1    
    Meppen, Ems 0,5    
    Emden 1,5    
    Bremen 2    
    Bremerhaven 2,5    
    Hamburg 3,5    

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    Road Network
    The Europark is situated in the angle of two important arterial roads:
  • A37: Zwolle-Meppen
  • A31: Emden-Ruhr-Basin
    Together these two roads, almost free form queues, are the quickest connection between the main ports in the west of the Netherlands and the Northern German harbour cities.
  • From the Europark a lorry can reach the A37 within 10 minutes and the A31 within 20 minutes. From the border towards the connection with the A31 by Meppen, the A37 is a two-lane road yet. By the end 2004 this trace will be a four-lane road.
    Shortly after that the last part of the A31, by Bad Bentheim/Rheine will be ready. The road infrastructure on the Europark is suited for intensive and heavy freight transport. The main opening-up road of the park is four-laned.

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