Samskip builds up activities and invests in Duisburg
Duisburg, 02.08.2011 | The international logistics company Samskip with its subsidiary Van Dieren has been committed to the Port of Duisburg for many years.
The international logistics company Samskip with its subsidiary Van Dieren has been committed to the Port of Duisburg for many years. Now duisport is building a new combined transport terminal in Hohenbudberg for them on the basis of a long term contract. Alongside Samskip / Van Dieren companies in the directly neighboring CHEMPARK in Krefeld-Uerdingen will also use this bimodal terminal.
“Samskip, the leading European short-sea and multi-modal operator has been an important customer in the Port of Duisburg for many years and processes its ship-borne traffic via the DeCeTe Terminal,“ said Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG. “We are pleased that the rail-borne traffic of the Samskip subsidiary Van Dieren will also be operated via the intermodal hub duisport,” continued Staake.
With a total investment volume of over € 20 m, the new terminal on approx. 120,000 m² total area will have 7 train-long platforms and 2 portal cranes when it is complete. Then up to 250,000 TEU will be handled in Hohenbudberg annually. It is intended that operations will start in the new terminal as early the second quarter of 2012.
Jens Holger Nielsen, CEO of Samskip, said the following.
"Samskip has decided to invest in Duisburg and to make our base there. Our commitment to the terminal in Hohenbudberg is an integral part of our strategy to build up a pan-European multi-modal network on water, rails, inland waterways and roads. In this way we are ensuring that we have operational control and flexibility, thus further growing our Europe-wide multi-modal network.”
Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics and its subsidiary Van Dieren operate a Europe-wide network of short-sea and multi-modal transports by sea, rails and inland waterway to always offer their customers an efficient and tailor made transport solution. Through the frequency of its departures, the extent of its multi-modal network and by operating 13.60 m trailers and containers of all sizes, including special equipment such as 45‘ containers with a capacity of 33 pallets, Samskip offers a cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to road transport. www.samskip.com