Duisburger Hafen AG: A Growth Driver for Europe

TitelGB2007-KopieThis 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.


  1. Address

    Hafennummer 3650
    Alte Ruhrorter Straße 42 – 52
    47119 Duisburg
    Tel +49 203 803-0
    Fax +49 203 803-4232

  2. Management

    Erich Staake CEO

    Prof. Thomas Schlipköther
    Markus Bangen

  3. Year of establishment


  4. Business activity

    Infrastructure and suprastructure, transportation and logistic services, packaging logistics

  5. Employees

    ca. 1,100

  6. Turnover

     approx. 200 million euros (2014)