Further Major Kühne + Nagel Project in the Port of Duisburg
Duisburg, 08.10.2010 | Further Major Kühne + Nagel Project in the Port of Duisburg
The duisport Group has transferred one of the last logport I properties of some 65,000 sq.m. to Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG of Hamburg. With a total size of 160,000 sq.m. in the Port, Kühne + Nagel now operates by far the largest logport I facilities in spite of the considerable investments by major international logistic service providers. After completion the logport I warehouse capacity will be approx. 90,000 sq.m. A further 65,000 sq.m. has for many years been managed by Kühne + Nagel in the Kaßlerfeld Logistic Park east of the Rhine.
“This investment makes Duisburg a prominent location in the worldwide Kühne + Nagel network. It demonstrates that the mutual trust developed through many years of cooperation is eventually rewarded,” said Duisburger Hafen AG’s Chief Executive Officer Erich Staake. “Kühne + Nagel has been instrumental in growing the Port of Duisburg into one of the leading international transportation and distribution centers,“ the Chief Executive Officer continued.
Starting in May 2011 Kühne + Nagel’s new distribution center will handle logistic services for a range of international consumer healthcare products for customers in Germany, Austria and the Benelux countries. Some 100 new jobs will be created in Duisburg.
The Port’s CEO Erich Staake, Duisburg’s Mayor Adolf Sauerland and Hans-Georg Brinkmann, the Chief Executive Officer of the German Kühne + Nagel organization, together broke ground on the extension in the logport Logistic Park.
“The continuing demand for high-grade logistic properties underpins the excellent reputation Duisburg enjoys in the logistic industry. It also encourages us to develop further properties for potential customers,” Staake was optimistic.
The new project will create some 100 jobs. “It is certainly to a large measure due to the investments made by global players such as Kühne + Nagel that the logport location with its 3,000 new employments has become a true job machine for Duisburg and the entire region,” said Staake.