La Grande Corsa

Two days to go till 2018…. 2018 is SHUTTLEWISE’ 10 years anniversary. From an idea in 2008 to establish a Dutch intermodal operator to an European network covering 6 countries, running yearly 2.000 trains with over 50.000 containers for around 165 customers nowadays.

Thanks to the hard work of our committed team, the patience and guts of the shareholders and the trust and loyalty of our customers and suppliers we were able to realize this. In 10 years we mainly celebrated highlights of new services. Only the sudden decent of our colleague Richard Nomden at September 26th 2016 was a real black page in our success-story.

How to celebrate this milestone? We want to involve our partners (customers, suppliers and relations) to join us on a very special European journey; a cycling trip between Oss (the Netherlands) and Mortara (Italy). LA GRANDE CORSA! From the place where the business plan of Shuttlewise was written to the terminal which played a crucial role in our development.

LA GRANDE CORSA: A cycling trip of 1.362 km crossing 7 countries and climbing 19.170 meters where we, after nine challenging stages with iconic climbs, will arrive in Mortara. I will take the challenge to do the entire trip and I want to invite our partners (maximum 5 per stage, except from the first and last one) to join me for a stage on this heroic trip.

No time, no guts or no condition to join me? Then you can become a sponsor of this event. There a various ways of sponsoring, please see attached file for more information. The contribution will be mainly used for the Richard Nomden Foundation. On the day of arrival in Mortara (June 29th 2018) there will be a big party celebrating our anniversary.

I hope you will join me on this journey or support us as a sponsor on LA GRANDE CORSA!

On behalf of the entire Shuttlewise Team

Martijn Elbers


Richard Nomden Foundation

After the descent of our friend and colleague we have decided to establish a Foundation on his behalf. For Richard is was very important that his two sons Lars (19) and Stan (16) would have the possibility to study.  We promised him that we would take care of that and the Richard Nomden Foundation is the result of this. From this foundation college money, school material etc is paid. 

The Richard Nomden Foundation is registered at the Chambre of Commerce under number 61621619.
Bank details for donations are RABOBANK number NL54RABO0316049042


With deep sadness and regret we have to inform you that our beloved colleague Richard Nomden has passed away 26-09-2016. Only three months ago cancer in his intestine and liver was discovered. Unfortunately the chemo did not work out and he lost this unfair battle in less than 100 days. Richard was active within Shuttlewise as from the foundation in 2008 and fully committed to his job. Thanks to his enormous spirit, enthusiasm and good contact with our relations, we developed into the company we are today.

No words can express our sadness and pain and our thoughts are with his family and friends. We kindly ask you to address questions, thoughts and communications to me by mail. Later this week the mourning card of the family will be send to Richard’s close relations. On behalf of the entire Shuttlewise team,

10 years Shuttlewise by bike from Oss to Mortara. Who dares to join me on a stage of this heroic ride with 1.362 km and 19.170 metres climbing crossing 7 countries?? Or become a sponsor and support the Richard Nomden Foundation.