Digital and sustainable
Press Release 21 Apr 2017
Contargo focuses on topics of the future at the transport logistic 2017
Duisburg, 21 April 2017 – At the transport logistic 2017 in Munich the container hinterland logistics network Contargo will be focusing on the aspects of digitalization and sustainability. The Contargo Group will be presenting these themes, together with its network and its services, in Hall B6, Booth 201/302.
“Not only is digitalization radically changing many business models at present – it will also be a significant driver of sustainability”, Heinrich Kerstgens, Co-Managing Director of Contargo GmbH & Co. KG, is convinced. “Both topics have high priority for us – this is demonstrated in our latest sustainability report and by our newly-founded department ‘New Business and Digitalization’.”
These key aspects are also reflected in the exhibition booth at the transport logistic 2017. The presentation centres around digital whiteboards, the interactive information system IMTIS, and the open source routing machine IRIS. With their support Contargo’s employees and customers will discuss and define customer requirements, and find solutions together.
The aspect of sustainability is also expressed in the design of the exhibition booth, where the idea of “upcycling” features largely: One wall is decorated completely with old brochures and a re-interpretation by Contargo of a well-known film motif. Closer inspection will also reveal furniture constructed from used Euro pallets, cushions made of discarded sails, and second-hand floorboards. And because this year’s gift to customers, a cookbook with recipes and travels tips from Contargo’s employees, also focuses on sustainability, many design elements from the book are also integrated into the booth.
Interesting contacts from the enterprise will be available to discuss these two focal points, and of course all other aspects of container hinterland logistics, in Hall B6, Booth 201/302 from 9:00 to 18:00 on all exhibition days. On Wednesday, 10 May from 18:00, registered guests can also continue the discussion at the Contargo booth party with cocktails and finger food.
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 2016 the workforce of 903 employees achieved a turnover of 415 million Euro Euro.
Contact at Contargo: Heinrich Kerstgens, Contargo GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinkaistrasse 2, 68159 Mannheim, Tel.: +49 621 59007 184, email@example.com