With new project Kühne + Nagel makes the Port of Duisburg its largest location worldwide
Groundbreaking ceremony for new logistics center on logport I site / approx 50 new jobs to be created
"The Port of Duisburg has thus expanded its already important position in the worldwide network of Kühne + Nagel," underlined Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG, highlighting the many years of trusting cooperation.
Since 2003 the company has extended its contract logistics capacities on the logport site step by step and now has almost 125,000 square meters of hall space on logport I. Furthermore, for many years Kühne + Nagel has already operated a warehouse with an area of 60,000 square meters in the Kaßlerfeld part of the port on the right bank of the Rhine.
"This successful establishment is proof of the attractiveness of logport I and the significance of the Port of Duisburg as an international turntable for logistics companies that are active worldwide in global value creation chains," said Erich Staake.
"It was very easy for us to decide on the Duisburg location again," confirmed Hans-Georg Brinkmann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the German Kühne + Nagel organization. "Our clients and not least our own network profit from its infrastructure advantages."
The new warehouse is being built on the almost 40,000 square meter corner plot Gaterweg/Antwerpener Straße - one of the last undeveloped areas on logport I. "We can offer a variety of additional attractive logistics areas, including for large projects, in the port and through logport ruhr in the whole Ruhr region - so the port can grow further," added Erich Staake.
In future the three new halls will offer sufficient space on 21,000 square meters to prepare products for storage, picking and shipping. In addition, a 900 square meter, comprehensively integrated office complex belongs to the state of the art logistics property. The total complex will be supplied with environmentally friendly district heat and has been conceived with a photo-voltaic facility.
About Kuehne + Nagel
With over 61,500 employees at 900 locations in more than 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing ITbased lead logistics and supply chain management services.
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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 logistic services, such as the development and optimization of transport and logistics chains, rail freight services, facilities management and packing logistics.