Polysius to Install new Logistics Operations in duisport
- Leading plant engineering company to move most of its packaging and spare part operations and its distribution warehouse to Duisburg
- Cooperation with the VTS Group
- Modal shift from road to rail
Polysius AG, a company of the ThyssenKrupp Technologies Group, will cooperate more closely with the duisport organization and move its packaging and practically all of its shipping services to the Port of Duisburg. The company will in future transport parts weighing as much as 120 tons directly by train from the Polysius manufacturing facility in Neubeckum to Duisburg, taking substantial heavy truck traffic off the road.
The new logistic strategy of Polysius will above all benefit from the trimodal capabilities and the hub function of the Port of Duisburg. Supplies from anywhere in Europe can be bundled in the Ruhr city. At the same time the efficiency of outbound shipments will be improved substantially by access to transportation service providers connecting Duisburg directly with all major destinations in Europe.
VTS, a company of the duisport Group, will take responsibility for all packaging logistics operations and the management of the Polysius warehouse for semi-finished parts. In autumn this year, all logistics operations will be centered in a new multi-purpose building in the North port area.
"We are very happy about the commitment of Polysius to the Port of Duisburg. Polysius has been a premium customer of our packaging logistics companies for many years. The project we have now agreed widens the range of products we offer and makes us a full service supplier for the mechanical and plant engineering industries," said Duisburger Hafen AG's Chief Executive Officer Erich Staake.
Jürgen Kohnen, the Logistics Manager of Polysius AG, commented: "The concentration of our Neubeckum manufacturing operations on heavy parts and large plant components necessitated a review of our logistics system. The Port of Duisburg is an ideal location for us and the duisport companies have for many years been dependable partners of Polysius AG."
About Duisburger Hafen AG
Duisburger Hafen AG is the holding and management company of the port of Duisburg, the largest inland port in the world. The duisport Group offers full service packages in the areas of infrastructure and superstructure for the port and logistics location, including relocation management. Furthermore, its subsidiaries provide logistics services, such as the development and optimization of transport and logistics chains, rail freight services, facilities management and packing logistics.