Port of Duisburg is a jobs engine for the whole region
Duisburg, 28.06.2011 | More than 40,000 employees depend on port / Around 2.7 billion euros value creation / High business satisfaction with Duisburg logistics location
The employment market and economic effects of the Duisburg logistics location have been investigated for the third time after 2000 and 2006. The study was carried out by the reputable Berlin market research organization Regionomica. The positive development of the two most important key performance indicators has continued over the past few years. Thus the number of employees directly and indirectly dependent on the port is now over 40,000 (2006: 36,000). The total value creation attributable to the port currently amounts to more than 2.7 billion euros (2006: 2.2 bn euros). "These figures impressively prove that the dynamism of Duisburg as an economic location is uninterrupted," said Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG, with pleasure. "Furthermore, they are proof of the quality of the location, which has continued to develop positively despite the economic crisis in the meantime," continued Staake.
Of the over 40,000 jobs 21,660 (2006: 16,700) are accounted for by the city of Duisburg. This is equivalent to almost 14% (2006: 11%) of all jobs in Duisburg. There is a similar weighting in value creation, which stands at nearly 1.5 bn euros for Duisburg. Positive effects are also expected looking ahead. Around 60% of the companies based in the port assume that employment figures will rise in the upcoming three years.
The proportion of companies in the port that provide so-called 'Value Added Services' has increased by about a third. Alongside actually transporting and handling goods these companies also process and refine merchandise, thus generating additional value creation.
What is new in this year's study is the question of the satisfaction of the companies based in the port with the services offered by Duisburger Hafen AG. Thus, for example. 94% of the companies said they would recommend these services, which according to experience is a sign of high satisfaction with the services offered. "We are pleased that our tailor-made services have been so positively evaluated by our partners in the port. This strengthens us in our strategic orientation to further build up our business model as an integrated service provider in all logistics segments, “ said Erich Staake.
The market research organization Regionomica carried out three extensive company surveys followed by simulations and effects calculations based on these. In doing so technical discussions and interviews with selected companies and relevant players provided supplementary qualitative assessments.