Barge operators have denied any responsibility for the congestion plaguing inland container terminals across Benelux ports.
Spokesperson for Contargo Heinrich Kerstgens told The Loadstar that, while fragmentation had hit the industry, the impact on operations had been minimal.
“I can’t agree with the finger-pointing towards operators – you can’t run half-full barges over a prolonged period, as it doesn’t cover the costs,” he said.
“There is fragmentation in the market, though, which causes operators …
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Source: The Loadstar