duisport welcomes world's third-largest port
Duisburg, 31.08.2015 | Port of Shenzhen interested in the duisport logistics hub / Exploring collaboration for transport optimization
A high-ranking delegation of the Yantian Port Group from Shenzhen visited the Port of Duisburg in August, with the aim of seeing the duisport logistics hub for themselves, and also to explore opportunities for collaboration. The duisport Group came to the attention of the Yantian Port Group on account of duisport's international engagement in Asia, as well as the regular train connections between Duisburg and China.
"We have explored concrete forms of collaboration, particularly with regard to optimizing transport in the Pearl River Delta. Now we would like to turn this idea into reality in the form of concrete projects," says Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG.
A delegation of the Port of Duisburg already visited the port of Shenzhen during a trip to Asia at the beginning of the year. That visit was made possible by an invitation from the Yantian Port Group, which had contacted the duisport Group. Now, it was their turn to visit Duisburg.
The port of Shenzhen is one of the world's largest container handling locations, and has moved ahead of the port of Hong Kong to take third place in this category. In 2014, Shenzhen handled more than 24 million standard containers (TEU). The great majority of these were handled by the Yantian International Container Terminal, which processed around 11.7 million TEU, eight percent more than in the previous year. The terminal is operated by the Yantian Port Group and Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH). Large corporations such as Hutchison or DB Schenker already have a significant presence in both ports.