Hupac Intermodal and Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) are collaborating to develop climate-friendly combined transport. As part of the collaboration the companies will focus on developing the duisburg terminal area and improving the network between Europe and China.
The improved duisburg terminal area aims to create transhipment capacities for new intermodal connections. Hupac has a strong interest in further expanding its traffic in the Rhine/Ruhr region by using additional terminal capacities as a hub. By setting up a concept of virtual operation, the various terminal locations of Duisport are to be efficiently networked.
The companies are also planning to make improvements to connections between the western ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. The companies have stated that 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 work together closely 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.
“We see great potential in strengthening our decades of cooperation. 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. To this end we are jointly building a pipeline, strengthening the Duisburg location and using the strength of the respective partner”, said Michail Stahlhut, CEO of Hupac Intermodal.
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