Container Hub for Northern Bavaria  

Press Release 18 Sep 2017

Contargo Network Logistics and Ziegler Logistik found a joint enterprise   

Hof, 18 September 2017 – On 14 September 2017 Contargo Network Logistics GmbH and Ziegler Logistik GmbH founded a joint enterprise, to be held by both companies on a fifty-fifty basis. The joint company, which will have its headquarters in Döhlau, will operate under the name of Contargo Ziegler Combitrac GmbH. In future more frequent departures, increased rail transport capacities, more depot space and more flexible delivery/collection will ensure an ample logistics capacity, especially for the wood industry in Northern Bavaria.  

Contargo Ziegler Combitrac will be active in the area of container transport logistics and will market forwarding services for containers in the European hinterland as well as transport services by truck and rail as a bundled offer. The company will operate the terminals in Hof (Contargo) and Wiesau (Ziegler) and will also integrate the location of Glauchau into the Container Hub structure.

The offer at these terminals will include the handling, storage and repair of containers, as well as the handling at the terminal, and transfer onto trucks, of logs transported on block trains, and the handling of containers carrying wood waste. In addition to the already-existing rail connection to the northern seaports, it is intended to offer a connection to the western seaports in future.

The company will be jointly managed by Stefan Ziegler (Ziegler) and Robert Sebald (Contargo). The joint venture is subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities.

About Contargo

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.


About Ziegler

Ziegler Logistik GmbH belongs to the ZIEGLER GROUP, an internationally active, expanding group of companies with its headquarters in Plössberg in the Upper Palatinate (north-east Bavaria). The ZIEGLER GROUP has approximately 700 employees working at five locations. Its activities include operation of the largest sawmill in Europe as well as a multimodal logistics terminal.

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Contact at Contargo: Heinrich Kerstgens, Contargo GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinkaistrasse 2, 68159 Mannheim, Tel.: +49 621 59007 184,

Contact at Ziegler: Michael Wachsmann, ZIEGLER GROUP, Betzemühle 3, 95703 Ploessberg, Tel.: +49 9636 9209 842,

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