This is where the heart of Europe beats: The world’s largest inland port in Duisburg canalises the flow of goods of a metropolitan area with 150 million inhabitants. The combination of traffic carriers and tailored service offers made it possible for the Duisburger Hafen AG to become the region’s growth driver. To date, almost 600 million euros have been invested to achieve this; an additional 100 million will follow by 2016. Regularly scheduled service links Duisburg with Europe’s metropolitan regions and even China. Container handling has most recently increased by 16 per cent. A total capacity of five million TEU will be achieved in 2015. The employment effect has doubled over the last 16 years: back then, 20,000 people depended on the port for employment; today this number totals over 40,000. The 300 companies based at the location generate an annual value creation of over three billion euros. Kühne + Nagel has its largest site in the world here; Japan’s NYK/Yusen Logistics has its strongest location in Europe. DHL, DB Schenker and Rhenus are at home in Duisburg as are Hewlett Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Danone Waters, Siemens and Mitsubishi. Audi opened its largest logistics centre in the world here for exporting vehicle components to China, India and soon to Mexico. Volkswagen followed with its own site which ships quality “Made in Germany” from Duisburg all around the world.
ManagementErich Staake CEO
Prof. Thomas Schlipköther
Year of establishment1926
Business activityInfrastructure and suprastructure, transportation and logistic services, packaging logistics
Turnoverapprox. 200 million euros (2014)