Contargo Network Logistics and Ziegler Logistik have founded a joint enterprise, in the hope of creating a container hub in Northern Bavaria.
The joint company, named Contargo Ziegler Combitrac, will be headquartered in Döhlau, with both founders owning a 50% share each.
The new company will market forwarding services for containers in the European hinterland as well as transport services by truck and rail as a bundled offer.
It will operate the terminals in Hof (Contargo) and Wiesau (Ziegler) and will also integrate the location of Glauchau into the container hub structure.
According to a statement from the logistics firm, “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.”
At the facilities in Hof and Wiesau, operations 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, noted the statement.
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.