InterBulk to Build Central European Hub at duisport

Europe's leading intermodal logistics service provider to construct its largest terminal in the Port of Duisburg / Up to 40 new jobs

Duisburg, (PresseBox) - InterBulk Group, Europe's leading bulk container service provider, will build a Central European hub for intermodal shipments on a 20,000 m2 site in the Port of Duisburg. The terminal is the largest of the Group to date.

"We are very pleased that with InterBulk we could win another market leader in intermodal logistics for the Port of Duisburg. The company is even setting up its Central European hub here. This reinforces us in our strategy to further invest in our transportation network and the development of duisport into a major gateway", says Erich Staake, CEO of Duisburger Hafen AG. Koert van Wissen, InterBulk Group's Chief Executive Officer, adds: "This is a very important milestone for InterBulk. Through this strategic initiative we aim to provide our customers with a high quality and cost effective solution to receive, transfer and store containerized dry- and liquid bulk products."

The terminal will be twice as large as other similar facilities of the company, creating a total of 30 to 40 new jobs. The installation's annual cargo handling capacity will be approx. 25,000 containers. The terminal will serve customers in the chemical, food and mineral industry.

Cargo will be delivered and collected by train, truck and/or barge from the neighboring DUSS and DeCeTe terminals. Up to three platforms for the transfer to and from containers, railcar hoppers and silo trucks will ensure that dry bulk cargo is being transferred and released into the comprehensive transport network of duisport. The hub will also offer value added services such as packaging, de-bagging and warehousing. The terminal is planned to be operational in the second quarter of 2009.

InterBulk Group
InterBulk Group plc ("InterBulk") are a leading supplier of global intermodal logistics solutions for the movement of liquid and dry bulk materials. They provide environmentally friendly and cost effective door-to-door supply chain solutions. 13,000 units make InterBulk Group Europe's largest bulk container provider. With over 7,000 units, the company also operates one of the world's largest tank container fleets. InterBulk also provide Flexitank services for the movement of non-hazardous liquid bulk products and own InBulk Technologies Ltd ("InBulk"), who provide special containers for the movement of dry bulk powder materials that can be loaded and discharged in a horizontal position via the patented non-tipping "ISO-Veyor" technology.

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.

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