Here you’ll find answers for questions about the company Bargelink as well to the market place Bargelink.com. You miss an answer? Then we would be happy to receive your question.

Are there any fees or commissions on closed contracts?

NO! All costs for the use of Bargelink.com are charged with your subscription. So there are no additional fees, commissions etc. by signing a transport- or service contract between users.

Can I specify that a load can be loaded at a flexible time?

Yes, simply tick the box “Loading date is flexible” (to the right of “Loading on/from”) in the form for load offers. This information is then displayed in the overview list with all loads.

Freight exchange or market place?

Railcargo-Online.com and Bargelink.com are market places – for ideas and opportunities. Unlike an freight exchange, where it’s about freight rates, conditions and a cheap jack. Freight exchanges could have the effect, that they are abused to increase price erosion. Depending on a market situation this can lead to a downward spiral of freigth rates. This is NOT our intention.

Negotiations take place outside the system, directly between potential partners. At Bargelink.com and Railcargo-Online.com it goes about concepts, quality and ideas, and not the cheap jack!

Is it possible to copy earlier offers?

Yes, users with a premium account can copy previously offered cargoes and ships. To do this, simply open the old offer and click on “Copy offer”. You can then update the following data in the new window: Loading on/off, loading from, visible from/to, quantity and the other information.

Is there an obligation to conclude a transport contract?

No. No matter whether you offer a ship or a cargo at Bargelink: You decide if, when and with whom you conclude a transport contract. And if you do, it is done outside our platform and bi-directionally with your partner. So the business secret remains intact.

Lost your password?

To create a new password, click on “Lost your password?” at the top right of the homepage. In the field that appears, please enter your login (username). You will receive an e-mail with instructions.

Photo and Logo Upload

Offers at Bargelink are perceived much better if the provider has enriched his company profile with a logo and photos. Logos are then displayed for each ship and each cargo – in the overview list and in the detail window. A photo of the team or the ship, for example, can also be shown there. The placeholder image of MS Marta is then automatically exchanged for the uploaded image!

A premium account is required for this. Company logos and photos can be uploaded in the “Company profile” (Account menu). To do this, click on “Browse (select file)” and select the file with the logo. If the correct logo is displayed, then just click on “Update”. Photos are uploaded in the same way.

Smartphones and mail apps

Some smartphone mail apps have integrated “fake browsers”. If you try to open Bargelink.com via an e-mail in these mail apps, these integrated browsers may have difficulties to enter our system. Please open Bargelink always with a real browser.

What are the periods of notice?
Termination is possible with a notice period of 7 days before the end of the duration in written form or by E-Mail. Subscriptions will be prolonged with the contracted subscription period (3, 6 or 12 month), if not terminated in time.
What are the periods of subscription?

You may choose between three, six and twelve month subscription.

What other services are offered?

NONE! As operator of Railcargo-Online.com and Bargelink.com we concentrate solely on providing the two market places. So nothing such like consulting etc. This would be in conflict to our policy of neutrality.

Bargelink may be used on almost every european waterway. To simplify the use of Bargelink we “devided” in Europe in business ranges (in alphabetical order)

  • Antwerp / Ghent
  • Belgium
  • Brandenburg / Odra
  • Canal-rane north of Münster
  • Canal-range south of Münster
  • Centre-Bourgogne (France)
  • Danube (Germany and Austria)
  • Danube (Hungary  to Black Sea)
  • High Rhine
  • Lower Elbe
  • Lower Rhine
  • Main / Main-Danube-Canal
  • Middellandcanal (est) / Middle ELbe
  • Middellandcanal West) / Weser
  • Middle Rhine / Mosel
  • Mosel /Saar
  • Netherland – North
  • Netherlands – West
  • Netherlands – South/East
  • Nord / Pas de Calais (France)
  • Nord-Est / Alsace (France)
  • Pays de la Loire (France)
  • Rhine / Main
  • Rhine / Neckar
  • Rhône-Saône (France)
  • Seine-Champagne (France)
  • Sud-Ouest (France)
  • Upper Elbe
  • Upper Rhine

Please use this maps to get a general view.

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Which language versions are offered?

Bargelink.com is available in German, Dutch, English and (new) in French.

Which web bowser?

Bargelink works perfect with:

  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera

Do NOT use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. This web browser always causes problems and is one of the most uncertain alternatives anyway!

Who should register for Bargelink.com?

Bargelink is the market place for all players in the european inland shipping business:

  • Single barge owners
  • Shipping companies
  • Shippers from industry and trade
  • Forwarders
  • Ports
  • Transshipment companies

The company

Is Bargelink neutral?

Bargelink is an absolut neutral provider of Bargelink.com and Railcargo-Online.com. We’ll never be part of any transport- or rental contract, sell or buy any assets nor participate in any other business contact between the users of the system. All proceedings or negotiations between users will only take place outside the system and diretly among themselves.

What other services are offered?

NONE! As operator of Railcargo-Online.com and Bargelink.com we concentrate solely on providing the two market places. So nothing such like consulting etc. This would be in conflict to our policy of neutrality.

When was Bargelink founded?

Originally the company was founded in Rotterdam as Bargelink.com N.V. on the 1st of january 2001. At the end of 2002, the company was taken over in a management-buy-out by Axel Götze-Rohen. As from 1st of january 2003 the company changed to Bargelink GmbH in Xanten.

Bargelink is a family owned company. Shareholders are managing director Axel Götze-Rohen and Dr. Anja Rohen, managing director of Abfall-Inform.