Tradition meets Innovation
Press Release 16 May 2019
Contargo at the transport logistic 2019 with a blend of vintage and futuristic themes
Mannheim, 15 May 2019 – Container hinterland logistics network Contargo is using the transport logistic 2019 in Munich to present its strategies for tackling major challenges of the future. From 4 to 7 June 2019, the enterprise will be present at the world’s biggest leading trade show for logistics, mobility and supply chain management, at booth 201/302 in hall B6.
“Our exhibition booth this year displays contrasts between old and new”, says Frank Hommel, General Sales Manager at Contargo. “The old is represented by many traditional objects from everyday use in the sector, such as old-fashioned safety vests, original level crossing posts and a wooden ship’s wheel. They symbolise our traditional values such as reliability, safety and honesty. New are for instance our self-check-in system and a model of an electronically-linked crane, standing for innovative technologies that will help us master future challenges.”
Dealing with megatrends
Visitors to Contargo’s booth can not only obtain information from personnel about the products and the extended network of Contargo – they can also find out about dealing with megatrends like digitalisation, climate change, sustainability and demographic change.
The theme of automation, for example, is approached at the booth with an original self-check-in kiosk. These devices are already in use at several terminals where Contargo’s self-developed Terminal Operating System has been introduced. Here visitors to the trade fair can “check in” at a simulated terminal and set the digitalised processes into action.
“We are sure visitors will have a lot of enjoyment finding out about our innovations and trying them out for themselves at our booth – and of course our vintage decor provides the perfect setting for a trade fair selfie”, Frank Hommel adds.
With an annual transport volume of 2 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 24 container terminals at its disposal in Germany, France and Switzerland and maintains offices at seven additional locations in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Contargo also operates its own barge and rail lines. In 2018 the workforce of 1,133 employees achieved a turnover of 534 million Euro.
Contact at Contargo:
Heinrich Kerstgens, Contargo GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinkaistrasse 2, 68159 Mannheim, Tel.: +49 621 59007 184, email@example.com