Contargo Begins Construction Work at Terminal in Voerde-Emmelsum
Voerde, 7 December 2015 – With the connection of the on-site power supply on 3 December, Contargo officially began construction work on the terminal in the port of Emmelsum. The new terminal will take some of the pressure off Contargo’s other locations on the Lower Rhine, and will offer industry in the area around the mouth of the river Lippe an easily-accessible multimodal connection with the seaports.
“The Emmelsum site will be a very good complement to our terminal network along the Lower Rhine, since our existing terminal locations are reaching capacity due to high transport volumes”, says Konrad Fischer, Co-Managing Director of Contargo GmbH & Co. KG. “We hope to put the terminal into operation by the middle of 2016.”
In the next few months depot space for about 1,400 TEU, new access roads, truck and car parking spaces will be built on an initial area of 46,000 m2. New rail tracks will also be laid, and a building to accommodate processing and social facilities will be constructed, as well as a hall for maintenance and repair services.
When construction work has been completed, the terminal will have a 300-metre quay and two rail modules, each 315 metres long, for the handling of approx. 85,000 TEU. A reefer station will mean that temperature-controlled goods can also be stored and handled in Emmelsum. Further services provided by the terminal will include customs clearance formalities.
Photo (Lars Fröhlich, NRZ): (l. to r.) Dieter Thurm (DeltaPort), Friederike Berg-Packhäuser (lawyer), Ralf Gerlach (Contargo), Jens Briese (Managing Director DeltaPort), Konrad Fischer (Managing Director Contargo), Georg Lochner (Project Leader Contargo) and Michael Mies (Managing Director Rhine-Waal-Terminal).