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Genesee & Wyoming expands rail service to Port of Antwerp after gaining license to operate in Germany

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Genesee & Wyoming expands rail service to Port of Antwerp after gaining license to operate in Germany

April 27, 2011 - 06:44
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ROTTERDAM, April 27, 2011 (Business Wire) -Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) subsidiary Rotterdam Rail Feeding (RRF), which provides rail service at the Port of Rotterdam and at terminals throughout the Netherlands, today announced that it will begin dedicated terminal shunting and feeder services in the Port of Antwerp. In addition, RRF announced that it has received its license to operate in Germany, further enhancing its ability to efficiently route short-haul traffic into the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.

"Our new service, under the name Antwerp Rail Feeding, together with the new German license, allows us to provide customers in the region with the same safe and reliable port services that we have provided in Rotterdam since 2005," said Arnoud de Rade, RRF managing director.

"To supplement RRF's 22 Dutch- and German-licensed locomotives, Antwerp Rail Feeding has taken delivery of its first Belgian-licensed locomotive (type Vossloh G2000 DBNL) and plans to add more units in the future," de Rade said.

Headquartered in the Port of Rotterdam, RRF is an independent provider of short-haul rail and shunting services. Its principal business is "last mile" rail services within the Port of Rotterdam for long-haul railroads and industrial customers. In addition, RRF provides services throughout the Netherlands to track construction and maintenance companies as well as government-owned infrastructure operators. Since GWI acquired RRF in 2008, the operations have been injury free.

GWI owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium. We provide rail service at 17 ports in North America and Europe and perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers. In addition, we operate the Tarcoola to Darwin rail line which links the Port of Darwin with the Australian interstate rail network in South Australia. Operations currently include 63 railroads organized in nine regions, with approximately 7,400 miles of owned and leased track and approximately 1,400 additional miles under track access arrangements.