More Presence in the North
Press Release 23 Dec 2016
Contargo Road Logistics now in Hamburg
Hamburg, 22 December 2016 – From 1 January 2017 Contargo will also be offering direct trucking via a branch office of Contargo Road Logistics which has been newly established in Hamburg. The intention is to strengthen Contargo’s presence in the German North Sea ports and improve the exploitation of synergies between trucking for the western and northern seaports.
“Our direct trucking company Contargo Road Logistics complements our combined transport offer with port-door services on many routes”, said Marcel Hulsker, Co-Managing Director of Contargo GmbH & Co. KG. “We established our direct trucking product some time ago in the western seaports, and now we also wish to strengthen our offer of this product in the German North Sea ports.”
Contargo Road Logistics in Hamburg will strengthen the connections between the German seaports and the European hinterland within the Contargo network. For instance, it will enable even more complex manoeuvres to be performed, such as importing a container via Hamburg destined for Nuremberg, which can then be exported via Rotterdam.
Direct trucking transport to and from the German North Sea ports
“The direct trucking offer in Hamburg makes our transports even more flexible”, says Leo Maaskant, Managing Director of Contargo Road Logistics BV. “Our aim is to design transport chains in such a way that they can also be adapted at short notice to customer requirements and changing framework conditions.”
The enterprise will be represented in Hamburg by offices of Contargo GmbH & Co. KG Sales Division and Contargo Network Logistics GmbH. In cooperation with these teams, the employees of Contargo Road Logistics will further expand the activities of Contargo in Hamburg and the German North Sea ports.
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,