Solidarity for logport VI – duisport submits building application for the trimodal container terminal on logport VI

• Steady expansion of rail and water infrastructure to significantly reduce truck traffic
• Internal access road ready to be built
• Provision for a separate parking lot for waiting trucks on the premises

As part of the continued development of logport VI, duisport has now compiled the approval-related information for the construction of the container terminal and the internal access road for logport VI. The trimodal container terminal (road/water/rail) forms an integral part of the new logistics concepts that were developed by duisport for this location together with its customers and partners. The primary goal of all participants is to reduce truck traffic and offer permanent alternatives particularly for ship and rail cargo.

City of Duisburg and duisport work together to reduce truck traffic
DIG, the joint infrastructure company of the city of Duisburg and duisport, will be engaged to complete the site development process for the second building section of the Walsum link road. In addition, DIG will also look after the construction of the first building section on behalf of the city. In this way, the city of Duisburg and duisport establish a joint basis for quickly connecting logport VI to the transportation system.

Water and rail connection to be retrofitted
The complicated repair of the rail connection between Oberhausen-West and the improvement of the water infrastructure for the new terminal in Walsum form an important component of the infrastructure strategy for logport VI. This means that both the bridges and the railroad crossings will be adapted to the new requirements. As the main shareholder of the Duisburger Infrastrukturgesellschaft (DIG), the city of Duisburg will also formally award the planning contract for the second building section. As part of the preparation process, duisport already rendered many preliminary planning services to ensure the construction of the link road until the planned completion date in 2024. To this end, DIG has agreed to also look after the construction of the first building section for the link road.

Working together to reduce truck traffic
“This solidarity between the city of Duisburg and duisport for logport VI is a milestone for the infrastructure development of the logport VI premises. We are certain that these solutions, which were developed jointly with the city, will lead to a real reduction in truck traffic. And it will bring us a big step closer to our goal of creating a lot more workplaces than the 300 employees who used to work in the paper factory on this attractive site,” notes Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG.

Focus on new companies and workplaces
The new concept also allows Duisburger Hafen AG to provide its customers with a state-of-the-art, powerful infrastructure, with the main focus on the alternative water and rail transportation channels. As a shareholder of the duisport Group, the city of Duisburg welcomes this development, also with regard to the reduction in truck traffic.

“The reactivation of the railway bed, the optimized dock facilities and the start of the bypass road, which has been discussed for years, is an important and positive signal for the cooperative approach taken by duisport and Duisburg for the creation of new workplaces. This will significantly reduce the challenges faced by our citizens!” says Lord Mayor Sören Link about the positive effect of the building measures that are being initiated.

logport VI in brief
A trimodal logistics site of the logport family, which also includes a container terminal, is in the process of being developed on the almost 43 hectare site that also features a 500 meter long dock wall. After logport I in Duisburg-Rheinhausen, Walsum is the second-largest project undertaken by Duisburger Hafen AG in the last 20 years. Industrial sites operated by ThyssenKrupp and the Hövelmann beverage group, as well as a Steag power plant, are located in the immediate vicinity.

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Presentation of 3D crane simulator in the Port of Duisburg

Presentation of 3D crane simulator in the Port of Duisburg

Duisburg, 27 January 2020 – Today, the duisport Group officially presented its own crane simulator in the Duisburg free port: A first for combined transportation in the hinterland. With this initiative, the world's largest inland port not only sets new trends for technical innovation in the logistics industry but also invests in the professional training and continuing education of its own employees.

“The duisport training center in the Duisburg free port has already had its own train simulator since the beginning of 2019, and it is an integral part of our long-term training and continuing education strategy. The addition of a crane simulator means that the duisport Group’s training program is unique in Europe,” explains duisport Chief Executive Officer Erich Staake.

Under the project leadership of duisport Executive Board member Professor Thomas Schlipköther, the crane simulator was made in the US and was adjusted to the requirements and conditions of the Port of Duisburg. The crane was made by US company GlobalSim, which is based in Salt Lake City.

When using the simulator, the employees operate crane facilities in a virtual environment that mimics a real crane and the scenery in the Port of Duisburg. The so-called “piggy back simulation” is especially designed for the needs of inland ports.

The system has seven 4k flat screens that are based on a proprietary 3-DOF movement (three-dimensional space). Users get a realistic sense of how the entire simulator moves - exactly how the equipment would move during the operation of a real crane.

An instructor control station is in constant contact with the system and the user. The operator can simulate any number of scenarios with instruction, including difficult weather conditions and special emergency situations. Such scenarios cannot be simply practiced on a real crane during regular operations. This represents a fundamental advantage of the crane simulator.

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