System Transports

Sustainability is also one of the key issues in logistics. A steadily growing number of customers and consumers are asking for environmentally-friendly products. In addition to the factors which affect the climate, a balanced ecological equilibrium through reduction of the carbon footprint is just as important a cost factor as the necessary flexibility and dynamism.

neska intermodal fully meets the demands of its customers for economical and resource-saving logistics processes. Through our combined transports in particular, we are already saving around 250,000 truck trips per year. This is because transports by inland waterway and rail register a far better balance in terms of emissions per unit load than transport by truck.

In addition, our customers benefit from "bundling" effects. For example, the permissible truck load in combined transport is increased from 40 to 44 tonnes. Specialising in intermodal logistics, it is always our goal to minimise truck transports to the "last mile". By this we not only relieve the traffic burden on the roads, but also contribute to more reliable timing by avoiding congestion. And when it comes to reliability: Thanks to our extensive resources and capacities, you can always plan safely with us and count on us.

neska intermodal not only provides its customers access to reliable trimodal transport solutions with four terminal locations along the Rhine, its own inland waterway carrier, and its truck fleet -- we have also developed a container-based system that optimally serves both precisely synchronised supply chains and short-term individual solutions.

As a standardised transport unit for European and worldwide freight transport, the container -- in intelligent combination options with ship, rail and truck transport -- is a winner both economically and ecologically, across the board. For upstream services such as stuffing and stripping, we work closely with the neska group’s various logistics locations.

With one-stop shopping, our customers benefit from the high efficiency of uniform processes along the entire supply chain: from standardised depot management, through optimised empty-equipment management, all the way to barge repositioning between our terminals. Thanks to our broad know-how and extensive capacities, we are in a position to develop and implement individual transport solutions of any size. Punctuality, cost-effectiveness and safety are of paramount importance, along with strong environmental awareness. We are not satisfied until you are.

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Different goods require different containers. We always offer you the right solutions. We developed the Black-BoxX for the careful transportation of foundry coal. Loading is carried out in the same manner as with rail wagons or tipping trucks. Products sensitive to moisture are best kept in the Blue-BoxX, which, with its seawater-proof tarpaulin, is also designed for "Short Sea" shipping. Finally, the Grey-BoxX, a rail container with side doors, offers the possibility of loading and unloading rail wagons even at short notice. It is optionally available either with open-top or without a tarpaulin. Our BoxX system guarantees efficient, gentle and sustainable transport by road and rail, as well as by water.

In cooperation with neska logistics, we also support you in the stuffing and stripping of standard containers -- professionally, and with state-of-the-art technology. Spacious warehouses, with troughs for hazardous goods and safety equipment, ensure professional storage.

Data and facts about the BoxX system

  • Container volumes up to 56 m³
  • Safety-optimised containers designed especially for bulk materials
  • Simple, safe handling
  • Space-saving loading (pallet width, fivefold stackable)
  • Handling-free transport to the recipient
  • Minimisation of storage costs
  • Central scheduling and -control by neska intermodal
  • Over 800 containers in use

Water taxis - highly flexible and cost-effective

The taxi -- flexible, convenient and available at short notice. There ought to be something like that for container transports too. And there is! – what’s more, at favourable conditions. Our water taxis operate shuttle services to our terminals at fixed times, and also transport your goods at short notice. The lighter the goods are, the easier it is to transport them quickly. Because there are virtually no limits to.

Our intelligent taxi system offers, vertical stacking on water, even for heavier goods, maximum flexibility, simplified processes and short reaction times. This reduces both repositioning costs and empty container stock. Further advantages are simplified stock management and an improved equipment balance. Particularly in regions with high traffic loads, we have already greatly relieved road congestion, and have been able to substantially accelerate deliveries.


Smooth, coordinated, precisely timed processes are the be-all and end-all in international logistics. This is precisely our specialisation area at neska intermodal. The linchpin of our container network is a sophisticated hinterland logistics system along the Rhine, to and from the North Sea ports. It synchronises trimodal solutions by inland waterway, rail, and truck with all relevant transhipment processes and a precisely scheduled regular timetable. This includes short distances to the central warehouses as well as perfectly timed ramp control -- including the system's own truck shuttle.

This not only shortens waiting times and idle times for trucks considerably, but also standardises and secures recurring logistical processes. A shuttle system on rail and water makes it possible to integrate traffic concepts with optimised loading systems, which have been developed individually according to your requirements.

And of course, we have hazardous goods equipment and special equipment such as tipper chassis and low-bed trailers at our disposal. Extra high loaded goods are also no problem for our inland waterway vessels. Take advantage of the full potential of our container network and strengthen your supply chain!

neska intermodal System-/Rail Transport:

Serves the satellite terminal Bönen -- daily from Duisburg.

Operates on a circuit (Rotterdam – Duisburg -- Rotterdam).

Operates via triangular traffic between HH / BHV / WHV / Bremen – Roland – Bönen / Duisburg, 3 times weekly

Your bulk material arrives safely and economically at its destination in our special containers.

Reliable and environmentally friendly pre- and onward carriage by rail.

Take advantage of the cooperation CTS Container-Terminal GmbH and IGS Container Logistics GmbH.

Satellite terminal connections: Moving traffic all along the line

Trucks play an indispensable role in modern logistics, especially on the short "last mile". However, they are at a disadvantage compared to ships and trains -- not only in terms of their load limitations, but also because of their environmental impact and the high likelihood of congestion. After all, punctuality is a top priority in logistics, especially in plant logistics. This is why neska intermodal follows the principle of the most limited use of trucks which is possible within the transport chain.

Our satellite terminals, located in the immediate vicinity of our customers, act as advance transhipment points for combined transport. Neuralgic traffic junctions and major construction sites can be intelligently bypassed by rail or water, before transport continues by road.

Our satellite locations are linked via short train connections to a centrally located main transhipment terminal. From that point, all container flows reach the major seaports at night -- daily, with fixed schedules. In addition, empty runs can be kept to a minimum if unloaded containers are available on call for later transports of other goods from the region.

Containers are the central transport units used by neska intermodal. This is why we have broad expertise in the maintenance, repair, and safe operation of containers. Our workshops are fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment.

Furthermore, we offer our customers from the business world and the private sector the rental or second-hand purchase of the various weatherproof storage boxes -- whether for moving overseas, or as a mobile warehouse.

And finally, the installation of suitable inlets (e.g., for the transport of liquids) is also part of our offer.

As specialists in trimodal container transport, we provide all-round services for safe, clean and efficient processes:

  • Container stuffing and -stripping
  • Maintenance & Repair (MRO)
  • Storage of hazardous goods
  • Purchase and sale
  • Flexible rental solutions
  • Container inlets
  • Reefer transport by inland waterway vessel