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IMS Vienna to take over activities of ICF’s Business Unit West

Basel/Vienna, 11 January 2011. On 31 January 2011, IMS Intermove Systems Speditions- und Transport GmbH in Vienna takes over the activities of ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA (in liquidation) Business Unit West.

ICF continues operating the below mentioned transport relations until 30 January 2011. The international shuttle services for container transports between Switzerland and Northern Seaports remain therefore without interruption at the disposal of the logistics branch.

- Hamburg – Frenkendorf / Rekingen and back
- Bremerhaven – Frenkendorf / Rekingen and back
- Hamburg – Wolfurt and back
- Bremerhaven – Wolfurt and back
- Rotterdam – Switzerland and back

IMS is the biggest private container operator in Austria with own block train connections. As a flexible and neutral container operator, the company offers its customers tailored services and integrated concepts for intermodal container transport all over continental Europe.

Joan Dubaere, ICF liquidator and Lawyer of the Belgian Lawyers Racine and Vergels in Brussels, is very positive about this solution: “with IMS, we found a long-time ICF customer and experienced partner, who guarantees for a high quality continuation of the traffics in Western Europe. I’m convinced that customers trust in this solution and continue to hand over container transport to the new provider”.

Wolfgang Tomassovich, CEO IMS GmbH, Vienna: „For IMS, the succession means an optimal continuation of the connection between Wolfurt and German seaports which is of particular importance for the Austrian market. At the same time, the Swiss market profits of an optimal and important solution: high-quality intermodal transport services to and from sea ports in the Northern and Western range continues to be operated by a neutral intermodal operator”.
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