duisport expects handling record for 2011
Duisburg, 14.11.2011 | Port of Duisburg forecasts 130 m tonnes handling / Container handling already 2.1 m TEU in October
It has been possible to continue the extremely positive developments already recognizable in the middle of the year into the second half of the year. Thus the duisport Group is expecting total handling volumes of approx. 130 m tonnes in 2011 for the Port of Duisburg including the private ports. Of this 64 m tonnes are attributable to dusiport Group ports. "Even if this development cools slightly, during the course of this financial year we will realize the best result in the history of the Port of Duisburg," said Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG.
In ship and rail handling relevant to revenues in the duisport Group's ports an excellent result of 33 m tonnes is also expected. What is particularly pleasing here is the increase in ship handling of currently over 20%. In term of groups of goods coal, iron and steel as well as chemicals have developed well above average.
The duisport Group is on course for a new record for container handling too. From January to October inclusive over 2.1 m TEU were handled on the three modes of transport ship, rail and truck. "We are assuming that the duisport Group will significantly exceed last year's result by the end of the year," added Staake.
This extremely positive development has been taken into account in the Port of Duisburg by further expansion and new construction of important infra and superstructure projects. Alongside a new CT terminal, which the duisport Group is building in Hohenbudberg in the south of the logport site, RBH, a wholly owned subsidiary of DB Schenker, is expanding its capacities on the so-called Kohleninsel in the Port of Duisburg. By 2014 capacities here will be significantly extended. Furthermore, Deutsche Bahn is building the first of two so-called mega hubs for combined transport in the whole of Germany in the north of the Port of Duisburg. "This strategic course will create excellent conditions for future growth in goods transport," said Erich Staake.