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15 September 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:16 GMT+2

June 5, 2019

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Agreement between Hupac and the port of Duisburg in order to relatively strengthen the hub German also to Europe-China transports

Between the objectives, the improvement of the connections with the ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge

The Helvetic operator of arranged transport Hupac Intermodal and Duisburger Hafen (duisport), the society that manages the port of Duisburg that is main inland port the European, has signed an agreement in order to intensify their collaboration. The understanding previews a strengthening of the terminalistica area of Duisburg and an intensification of the cooperation in matter of transports between Europe and China.

The agreement, which signed in occasion of the fair Transport Logistic that is in development to Monk of Bavaria, previews also the improvement of the connections with the western ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge with the scope to strengthen the role of the port of Duisburg as door of income for the marine transport inland of goods in Europe.

Moreover duisport and Hupac will collaborate more closely in order to optimize their activities in the within of the Chinese initiative "Belt & Road". Both the partner will jointly develop to the long terminals the Way of the Silk and will work to solutions in order to reduce the times of distance of the Chinese trains.

Evidencing that Hupac has a strong interest to expand own traffic in the Rhine region, the managing director of Hupac Intermodal, Michail Stahlhut, have specified that the company sees large potential in strengthening a decennial cooperation with duisport: "the scope - it has explained - is that to realize the objectives of transfer of Switzerland on the axis north-south and to connect the Hupac net in central Europe to the flows of transcontinental traffic on the East-West axis. To such fine - it has emphasized Stahlhut - we construct with a pipeline, we strengthen the location of Duisburg and we take advantage of the respective force of the partner".

"Thanks to this collaboration - it has asserted the CEO of duisport, Erich Staake - we are developing ulterior offers for our customers and, as port premium, we are ulteriorly expanding our international net and our position as the more European important hub of the intraeuropeo and international commerce".

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