Change in Germersheim
Press Release 18 Nov 2016
Contargo will not renew lease on terminal operation
Ludwigshafen, 17 November 2016 – Contargo Rhein-Neckar GmbH will not be extending the lease as terminal operator at the location in Germersheim (Rhineland-Palatinate), which is due to expire on 31 December 2016. The enterprise has made the decision to concentrate its comprehensive container logistics services in its larger terminals in Ludwigshafen and Mannheim, and in the locations of Wörth and Karlsruhe in the south.
From 1 January 2017 the owners of the Germersheim site, Freyer GmbH, will be taking over operation of the container terminal themselves. “Since we have been performing the loading and storage of containers up till now, no great changes will be involved for us”, says Peter Freyer, Managing Director of Freyer GmbH. “We will continue to cooperate closely with Contargo, who will continue as before as partner and marketer; only the handing activities will be transferred to us. We hope that the terminal’s customers will remain true to the location in future, too.”
“Our barges will also be calling at the Germersheim terminal in future”, says Konrad Fischer, Co-Managing Director of Contargo. “This decision does not involve any major change for our customers. We shall be bowing out as operators of the Germersheim site, and we wish the Freyer company continued success.”
With an annual transport volume of 2.3 million TEU, Contargo is one of the largest container logistics networks in Europe. Contargo integrates container transport between the western seaports, the German North Sea ports and the European hinterland. The enterprise has 25 container terminals at its disposal in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and maintains offices at seven additional locations in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Contargo also operates its own barge and rail lines. In 2015 the workforce of 868 employees achieved a turnover of 405 million Euro.
Contact at Contargo: Heinrich Kerstgens, Contargo GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinkaistrasse 2, 68159 Mannheim, Tel.: +49 621 59007 184,