Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer, duisport (right), and Beni Kunz, CEO of Hupac-Group (left), agreed to intensify their cooperation. Also present at the signing were duisport-customer Hans-Jörg Bertschi, Executive Chairman, Board of Directors of Bertschi Group (2.f.r.) and Peter Plewa, Managing Director duisport agency GmbH (2.f.l.). © dws Werbeagentur GmbH
Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) and the Swiss company Hupac Intermodal are intensifying the strategic cooperation already agreed in July 2018.
At the transport logistic trade fair in Munich, duisport, the most important logistics hub in Central Europe, and Hupac, one of the largest operators of international intermodal transport networks, agreed to better connect the Maasvlakte terminal in Rotterdam by means of a shuttle system running several times a day. This will strengthen the Port of Duisburg as a gateway for the onward transport of maritime freight from Rotterdam within Europe.
In addition, duisport and Hupac will increasingly cooperate to optimize their activities within the framework of the "Belt & Road" initiative. Both partners will jointly develop terminals along the Silk Road and work on solutions to reduce the journey times of Chinese trains.
"Through this cooperation, we are developing additional services for our customers and we are expanding our international network as a premium port and our position as the most important European hub in intra-European and international trade," says duisports CEO Erich Staake.
Michail Stahlhut, CEO of Hupac Intermodal, says: "We see great potential in strengthening our decades of cooperation. The aim is to connect the Hupac network in the centre of Europe to the transcontinental traffic flows on the East-West axis. To this end, we are jointly building a pipeline, strengthening the Duisburg location and using the strength of the respective partner."