Expansion of container terminals at Germany’s Duisburg port (sometimes referred to as Duisport) has entered a new stage as part of an overall growth strategy, reported joc.com.
After its first railway crane started operations earlier this month, capacity expansion at Duisport’s logport 3 container terminal has been completed, taking the port one step closer to meeting increased demand and additional rail traffic.
In a company press release, Erich Staake, CEO of Duisburger Hafen, the port’s operator said: “Since the commissioning of logport 3 at the beginning of 2013, the quantity of handled cargo has risen continuously, especially thanks to our main customer Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal. Moreover, other customers are now using our terminal and the tendency is rising.”
The port added: “To guarantee that logport 3 will continue to handle additional increases in volume in the
future, Duisport has already commissioned a second, identical railway crane.” The total cost of both railway cranes totals around US$13 million.
Container traffic at Duisport rose 16% year-on-year to three million TEU in 2013, up from 2.6 million TEU in 2012.