Gateway traffic moved via Duisburg to European hinterland destinations will account for a significant share of the terminal’s projected throughput. “CMA CGM and NYK will both use the terminal to consolidate their cargo. As most of the cargo was not shipped through the Port in the past, the other duisport terminals and their networks will benefit,” said Erich Staake, President/CEO of Duisburger Hafen AG.
“We are positive about the unique benefits and the future success of D3T and have had very encouraging feedback from our customers even during the run-up phase. Its start-up is a key element in our strategy of growing our inland distribution network and creating a pan-European hub for central and east European traffic,” commented Masamichi Morooka, president and CEO of NYK Group Europe Ltd.
D3T, one of the most modern European hinterland terminals, features four railroad tracks, each of half train length, on a total surface area of 37,500 sq m. The gantry crane which handles both ship and train cargo is operated by duisport. With a track width of 57 m and an overall track length of 137 m, it is not only the largest container bridge in the Port of Duisburg, but also the largest inland crane worldwide.