Samskip, TX Logistik, and duisport start joint venture as terminal operator
Samskip, TX Logistik and duisport have started a joint venture to jointly operate the combined transport terminal Logport III in Duisburg. The new entity is called Ziel Terminal, and if approved, it will take over the management of the terminal in the form of a long-term lease by duisport. Currently, the terminal is operated by Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal.
Samskip will hold 49.8 percent of the shares, duisport and TX Logistik each will hold 25.1 percent respectively. The partnership still needs the approval of the European competent authorities, which is expected to arrive in the next few weeks. Duisport CEO Markus Bangen pointed out that the new joint venture will allow for a continuous development of the terminal, creating additional capacity in Duisburg.
Logport III terminal
The terminal covers a surface area of 140,000 square metres. It is armed with seven transshipment tracks able to handle trains up to 720 metres in length. The facility can rely on two shunting tracks and two gantry cranes for the transshipment from road to rail. The terminal is also equipped with a control tower system, high-tech gate functions, OCR scanning. At the Logport III it is also possible to carry out railcar repair operations. The total capacity of the terminal is currently 250,000 loading units.
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