Contargo adds two more terminals to operations

As of 1st January 2017, leading European container logistics network Contargo has further strengthened its presence on the Lower Rhine by taking on operation of the terminals in Emmerich and Emmelsum. Rhein-Waal-Terminal has been renamed Contargo Rhein-Waal-Lippe and Contargo’s 37.6 percent interest has increased to 50 percent.

While operative management will be the responsibility of Contargo, the port site and the port infrastructure in Emmerich will remain the property of Port Emmerich Infrastruktur- und Immobilien GmbH, which holds the remaining share.

The Terminal in Emmerich will remain as the main site of the new company. Central tasks like dispatch and sales will be organised from Emmerich for both locations.

Heinrich Kerstgens, Co-Managing Director of Contargo GmbH & Co KG, said: “For customers, the change of name does not imply any significant changes. But as part of a strong alliance on the Lower Rhine, Contargo Rhein-Waal-Lippe GmbH can now benefit even more from the extensive network of the Contargo Group, with terminals and offices in six countries.”

Further expansion of the Emmerich terminal is planned, with a third gantry crane to be installed on the side facing the port basin, while the second terminal, in Voerde-Emmelsum, is being enlarged and due to go into operation at the beginning of 2017. This terminal will have trimodal connections with water, rail and road, and a volume of 60,000 TEU will be handled annually.