duisport increases container handling to 3 million TEU
Duisburg, 13.12.2013 | Double-digit growth in combined transport / total handling in ports of duisport Group almost at previous year’s level
According to current projections the duisport Group will handle goods with a total volume of more than 60 million tonnes in 2013 and thus at the previous year’s level. The result in combined transport has risen once again. Container handling by ship, rail and truck will likely grow by around 16 per cent to over 3 million TEU (2012: 2.6 million TEU), thus reaching a new high. “This impressive growth in the container sector shows that one can generate growth with integrated transport and logistics concepts, even when there are stagnating handling figures in the sea ports,” says Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG.
With the new record results of 3 million TEU duisport is among the 50 largest container ports worldwide. Thus duisport has asserted its position as the largest container handling point in the hinterland.
“Acquiring new customers in contract logistics and the associated container volumes have been the main drivers of growth. In addition, by targeted development and new construction of terminal capacities we have created the conditions for further growth,” explains Erich Staake.
For example, the new CT terminal logport III started daily operations in spring 2013. Over 50 trains are already processed here per week. With seven handling tracks, two marshaling yards and two gantry cranes, the handling capacity on logport III will be increased to approximately 600,000 TEU on overall completion.
By entering automotive logistics, further container volumes have been acquired for the location. “With the CKD centers of Audi and Volkswagen, which are going into full operations next year, we are confident we will also be able to increase container handling further in 2014,” says Erich Staake.