CSP Zeebrugge establishes train connection to Graz after Houthi attacks in Red Sea

Rail freight operator Lineas and COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) have set up a new train connection between Zeebrugge and Graz in Austria. It comes as a response to ongoing attacks from Houthi rebels, which are making the shipping route along the Red Sea impossible for CSP.

With the usual maritime route in the Red Sea under threat, CSP has turned to alternative routes. “This new connection highlights the flexibility of our network, and we are committed to continuing to provide innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers,” Lineas CEO Bernard Gustin said of the new connection.

“The partnership with Lineas allows us to maintain our services' reliability and customer focus, even in challenging times," said Tom De Wannemacker, business development manager at CSP Zeebrugge. "We are very pleased with the speed and flexibility with which Lineas has been able to implement this solution, and we look forward to expanding our freight forwarding capabilities further."

Since the outbreak of the war between Israel and the extremist Palestinian organisation Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Houthi rebels in Yemen have been attacking ships in the Red Sea that they claim have links to Israel. As a result, major shipping companies are avoiding the route.



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