Connecting road between Chempark and logport III logistics area inaugurated
Krefeld, 16.09.2013 | From the roads to the rails: project from Chempark operator Currenta and Port of Duisburg gathers speed
From October companies in Chempark will be able to use additional service.
“By connecting Chempark to the ‘logport III’ terminal of the Port of Duisburg, we will soon create the possibility for companies in Chempark to bring their goods directly onto the rails using even shorter paths. They will thus receive direct access to the national and international goods transfer network from the truck to the train,” said Chempark head Dr. Ernst Grigat on the occasion of the inauguration of a new connecting road between the Chempark site and that of the Port of Duisburg. “In this way road traffic will be relieved and the logistics range for Chempark will become even more attractive.”
Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Duisburg, emphasized: “Through this cooperation with Currenta we are moving a considerable part of the chemicals transports onto the rails, thus strengthening the industrial and logistics location. By including Chempark in our extensive CT network it will also be directly connected to other chemicals locations on the Rhine. This will profit both sides.” Grigat agreed. “As one of the largest chemical parks in Europe we are pleased to be cooperating with the operator of the largest inland port in the world. This will increase the attractiveness of both locations.”
In a small ceremony Chempark head Grigat, the boss of the Port of Duisburg, Erich Staake, and Duisburg’s Mayor Sören Link symbolically opened the connection between Chempark and logport III.
The new, private connecting road between the logport site of the duisport Group (Duisburger Hafen AG) and Chempark is a good 900 meters long. From October onwards the companies in Chempark will be able to use the Port of Duisburg’s new terminal logport III via this connection. The terminal is a so-called combined transport (CT) terminal –meaning that the modes of transport roads and rails can be combined with each other. With seven handling platforms, two marshaling yards and two gantry cranes the final handling capacity on logport III will amount to around 400,000 standard containers (TEU) per year.
duisport and the Chempark manager and operator Currenta had concluded a cooperation agreement in May 2011, which was particularly aimed at cooperating in infrastructure projects, such as developing the terminal in Hohenbudberg.
About Duisburger Hafen AG:
Duisburger Hafen AG is the holding and management company of the Port of Duisburg, the largest inland port in the world. The duisport Group offers full service packages in the areas of infrastructure and superstructure for the Port and logistics location, including relocation management. Furthermore, its subsidiaries provide logistic services, such as the development and optimization of transport and logistics chains, rail freight services, facilities management and packing logistics.
70 companies providing production, research and services create synergies in Chempark. One third of chemicals production in North Rhine Westphalia takes place in approximately 500 businesses at the Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen locations on an area of 11 square kilometers. Chemicals companies are provided with complete infrastructure on site and needs oriented services. This is ensured by Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG, manager and operator of Chempark.
Chempark Krefeld-Uerdingen has established itself as the leading polycarbonate and polyamide location in Western Europe. In addition, the largest production of inorganic pigments in the world is concentrated here. The best known chemical product of the Krefeld-Uerdingen location is the polycarbonate “Makrolon®”, which serves as the base material for DVD and CD production. Furthermore, around 7,500 employees on an area of 260 hectares manufacture polyurethane, polyamide, Durethan®, adipic acids and coatings, white and color pigments and intermediate products for pesticides, odorants and flavorings.