Eurogate is planning to increase the number of employees at its Wilhelmshaven terminal from 400 to 600, following a rise in alliance calls after the shake-up this year.
The facility has seen monthly container throughput on liner services double since May, having gained calls from two of the three global shipping alliances.
Mikkel Andersen, managing director of Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven, said: “Since the consolidation from four to three major alliances, our monthly handling figures have doubled and we are seeing a significantly increased level of interest in [the terminal] both regionally and supraregionally.”
“The current consolidation process among the shipping lines and the resulting processes of change in the market provide Eurogate with the opportunity in Wilhelmshaven to establish ourselves as a first-class container terminal,” he added. “We are therefore building up our future capabilities in a difficult competitive environment.”
According to the terminal operator, the increase in staff will take place as quickly as possible, while reflecting the development in handling volumes.