Duisburg, Germany (PortSEurope) March 30, 2018 – The German inland logistics hub of Duisburg is keen to play a role in the new Silk Road, China’s economic policy to increase trade with Europe via the acquisition of transport facilities around Europe, particularly in ports.
Duisport, the operator, wants to expand its cooperation with the Italian Adriatic port of Trieste, which is integrated into the maritime Silk Road from southern China via the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean.
Duisport already benefited last year from the growing Chinese business and implemented €250 million – almost a tenth more than in 2016. The port with its almost 1,500 employees has established itself as the “most important logistics hub in Central Europe,” said CEO Erich Staake. Duisport sees itself as the largest inland port in Europe and, in addition to long-distance logistics, relies heavily on automobile logistics, for example for VW and Daimler.
As a trimodal logistics hub and the largest inland hub in Europe, Duisport provides the optimal combination of advantageous geographical location and favorable location conditions with extensive logistics expertise. With a total handling of 3,7 million TEU (20-foot standard container), duisport is the world’s largest hinterland container port.
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