Hupac cooperates with duisport to strengthen transport between Europe and China

Hupac Intermodal and Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport), one the main logistics hubs in Central Europe, agreed to further develop the Duisburg terminal area and create transhipment capacities for new intermodal connections. Hupac has a strong interest in expanding its traffic in the Rhine/Ruhr region by using additional terminal capacities as a hub.

Another priority is the improved connection of the western ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. This will strengthen the Port of Duisburg as a gateway for the onward transport of maritime freight within Europe.

In addition, Hupac and duisport will cooperate to optimise their activities as part 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.

“The aim is to implement Switzerland’s modal shift targets on the north-south axis, and to connect the Hupac network in central Europe to the transcontinental traffic flows on the east-west axis. Thus, we are strengthening the Duisburg location and using our respective partners”, says Michail Stahlhut, CEO of Hupac Intermodal.

Erich Staake, CEO of duisport, said: “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”.

Source: Hupac