Contargo Neuss GmbH celebrates the official opening of its enlarged and modernised terminal in the Flosshafenstrasse, becoming one of the handling hubs of the Contargo Group along the Rhine.
The expansion project has been completed by Contargo in less than two years, without interrupting terminal operations. The terminal area is now almost three times larger than before, having been extended by an additional area of 52,000 m2 to the north and south of the original site. A total of 84,000 m2 is now available for trimodal container handling.
Once with the expansion, the infrastructure was developed by the installation of two new cranes; meaning that five portal craned are available for container handling. The length of the sidings was increased to 1,400m, enabling two block trains to be handled simultaneously. Construction also included a new administration building and a new handling building, 17 pre-stacking places for trucks and 106 parking places for cars. Handling capacity at the terminal has thus been doubled, now amounting to 200,000 containers.
These construction measures were a prerequisite for Neuss to be used in future as a hub of the Contargo Group for the seaports of Rotterdam and Antwerp. Due to the long waiting times for barges in both ports, for some time now Contargo has only been calling at the larger seaport terminals, in order to speed up the circulation of its barges. For this reason, containers from Contargo’s other terminal locations will be consolidated at Neuss in future.
Neuss is now not only one of the largest terminals within the Contargo Group, but also one of the most modern. The additional space for truck transports and the optimised check-in and check-out processes will help to free up the roads in the port. OCR gates, a drive-by kiosk and self-check-in at the gatehouse, in combination with Contargo’s own self-developed software, will help to halve truck throughput times at the terminal.