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logport VI: Maersk plans investment in Duisburg – World’s largest container shipping company plans a distribution center in the north of Duisburg
Container logistics company Maersk and duisport are combining their forces to build and operate a new distribution and logistics center in Duisburg. The new building is supposed to be planned and constructed in short order. Maersk will use more than 100,000 square meters in logport VI. The contract negotiations are in the final phase. The new addition will create 350 new workplaces.
logport VI: The ideal location for future growth
A parcel of almost 43 hectares, which features a 500 meter long quay wall, is in the process of becoming the future home of a trimodal logistics location (including container terminal) that is part of the logport family. After logport I in Duisburg-Rheinhausen, the Walsum location is the second-largest project of Duisburger Hafen AG in the past 20 years.
“Our customers need more than just transport services from port to port. By assisting them with the entire transportation chain from door to door, we create real added value for our customers and reduce the complexity in their supply chains. As a global integrator for container logistics, Maersk has the required assets, know-how and extensive experience. We are very pleased to have found a partner in duisport, who understands this strong customer focus and who creates the required infrastructure at this attractive location,” says Jens-Ole Krenzien, Vice President North West Continent Region at Maersk.
Excellent infrastructure and connection to international trading routes as key location factors
“logport VI enables long-term and sustainable competitive advantages. The new container terminal directly on the Rhine and the direct connection to intermodal transportation chains in the European hinterland and to Asia are advantages in a globally competitive environment. The addition of Maersk demonstrates that the logistics hub in Duisburg has become essential for the large players in the industry,” says Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG.
Maersk: duisport is a strategically important partner
“We are very proud of this joint project in Duisburg, which will allow us to provide our customers in the heart of Europe with comprehensive and tailored logistics solutions,” says Krenzien. “The location will serve as an additional hub in the supply chains of our customers. Our engagement in logport VI is consistent with our strategy of providing globally integrated logistics services to our customers. Duisburg, the leading logistics hub in central Europe, is the ideal location for this project.”
Number of workplaces at the new location is well above expectations: The addition of Maersk together with the investors that have been acquired to date will create over 600 workplaces
After the closing, and after all required approvals have been obtained, Maersk will develop a large distribution and warehouse complex in two phases. The company will utilize a large part of the total space, with an area of over 100,000 square meters. Another 50,000 square meters could be added during another expansion stage. “After purchasing this parcel, I spoke about our objective of doubling the number of employees who worked at the former paper factory (300 workplaces). With the addition of Maersk, we will be able to exceed this projection,” says Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG.
A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated container logistics company that is committed to connecting and simplifying the supply chains of its customers. As the global leader in ocean freight services, Maersk is active in 130 countries and has around 80,000 employees. www.maersk.com
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