The company will in future transport parts weighing as much as 120 tonnes direct by train from its manufacturing facility in Neubeckum to Duisburg, taking substantial heavy truck traffic off the road.
Polysius’s new logistics strategy will benefit from the trimodal capabilities and the hub function of the Port of Duisburg. Supplies from anywhere in Europe can be bundled in the Ruhr city, while the efficiency of outbound shipments will be improved by access to transportation service providers connecting Duisburg directly with all major destinations in Europe.
VTS, a company of the duisport Group, will take responsibility for all packaging logistics operations and the management of the Polysius warehouse for semi-finished parts. In autumn this year, all logistics operations will be brought together in a new multi-purpose building in the North port area.
“We are very happy about the commitment of Polysius to the Port of Duisburg. Polysius has been a premium customer of our packaging logistics companies for many years. The project we have now agreed widens the range of products we offer and makes us a full service supplier for the mechanical and plant engineering industries,” said Duisburger Hafen AG’s CEO, Erich Staake.