News about logistics

Eelde runway extension completed

The extension of the runway at Groningen Airport Eelde is complete. Secretary of State Wilma Mansveld opened the longer runway on Wednesday, during a gathering in one of the hangers. Shortly after the opening, the first flight departed from Eelde to Antalya in Turkey.

Goods trains henceforth electric from Coevorden to Rotterdam

According to a report in the Dagblad van het Noorden, from today onwards goods trains will be able to continue completely electrically from the Euroterminal in Coevorden to the ports of Rotterdam. The operator of the Bentheimer Eisenbahn (BE) previously sent the containers by electric train to Coevorden, where the shuttle was taken over by diesel locomotives of Rotterdam Rail Transfer. Now that a new 600 meter electric overhead line has been put in place, BE will be able to continue all the way to Rotterdam.

Railway line extended to Eemshaven

The national government will be providing an extra subsidy to ensure that passengers are able to take the train to Eemshaven in order to take the ferry to Borkum, for example. Minister Schultz van Haegen announced this on Monday during a visit to the province.