NYK / Yusen Logistics opens new logistics center in the Port of Duisburg
Duisburg, 18.03.2014 | Strategic expansion of logport I location / Japanese logistics service provider is duisport Group’s second largest customer
Yusen Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH realized its fourth expansion phase in the Port of Duisburg today. The 26,000m2 logistics complex was built by the duisport Group on one of the last available plots on the logport I site in nearly nine months. The globally active logistics service provider Yusen Logistics has now expanded its capacities at the location to around 70,000m2 of storage area.
“The new logistics facility is already the fourth expansion by NYK / Yusen Logistics on logport I and shows the strategic significance that the logistics service provider attaches to the Duisburg location,” says Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG. The duisport Group has invested around 16 million euros in the new construction and handed it over to Yusen Logistics in due time.
“The expansion adjacent to our existing logistics facilities is an important step for us, which makes a new range of logistics services possible for our customers in Germany and Europe,” says Seiji Yuzen, Managing Director of Yusen Logistics GmbH, highlighting the strategic significance of the new construction. Thus the new logistics center contains a 6,000m2 warehouse for dangerous goods.
With the new storage capacities Yusen Logistics has also made a further 10,000m2 of high bay racking space and 10,000m2 of cross dock space available, which particularly enables the automotive and supplier industry to consolidate components and just-in-time deliveries to production plants throughout Europe and overseas. Furthermore, central offices are integrated into the cross dock complex. Around 100 new jobs are being created by the new logistics center – in addition to the approximately 300 people that Yusen Logistics employs on site to date.
Yusen Logistics was convinced of logport as a logistics location from the very beginning. As early as 1999, when the company was still called New Wave, the Japanese logistics service provider was the first customer to locate on the logport I site. The main customers of Yusen in the Port of Duisburg include well-known manufacturers of consumer and production goods, global Japanese corporations and car manufacturers among them.
“logport offers all the logistics conditions for our customers and is also strategically significant due to the direct connection to the container terminal,” emphasizes Yusen representative Seiji Yuzen.
Yusen Logistics is part of the stock exchange listed NYK Group, the largest Japanese shipping line with sales of around 20 billion US dollars (2012). With nearly 48,000 employees at over 300 international locations the NYK Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Through the NYK Line the NYK Group is also a co- shareholder of the container terminal D3T located on logport I. Via D3T, import and export volumes in particular from the sea ports Antwerp and Rotterdam are being handled by rail and barge.
“The expansion of the activities of Yusen Logistics underlines the significance of the location as an international hub for globally acting logistics companies,” says Erich Staake. “Due to our integrated services we are in a position to meet the increasing requirements of our customers for flexibility and performance, thus generating new added value.”