Posted June 13, 2019
The largest European seaport and the DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen port group aim to deepen their cooperation. The aim is to open up the North Rhine Westphalian hinterland even better with the aid of digitalisation in order to cut CO2 emissions in transport and logistics through the optimal use of waste heat. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding to that effect in Munich. A total of five ports linked trimodally are now available in heavily congested North Rhine Westphalia with the Wesel city port, the Rhein-Lippe Wesel port, the Voerde-Emmelsum port and the ports of Emmerich and Rheinberg-Orsoy. This will facilitate a shift from truck transports to the ecologically significant waterways and rail.
For Rotterdam, DeltaPort is the ideal partner to open up more efficient access to the Ruhr region, Münsterland, East Westphalia Lippe and southern Westphalia. The DeltaPort Group, with its capacities and strengths in bulk agricultural produce, project logistics and container logistics offers excellent preconditions for optimising the supply chain in the above regions.
Cooperation between the two ports will focus on three strategic fields:
Cold Chain Logistics
Both ports are seeing strong growth in the area of cold chain logistics. The two partners will together explore how these freight flows can be supported and transported even more reliably, efficiently and sustainably.
The digitalisation process in logistics needs to be driven forward. The focus of joint developments are: more efficient arrangement of processes in transport, during transfer, storage and order picking, as well as increasing transparency for customers.
Structural digital information exchange between the two ports will be further extended. Greater transparency and increased reliability will facilitate the continued expansion of intermodal transport and thus contribute to improved accessibility for DeltaPort and Rotterdam.
Attention will also be focused on ecologically sustainable design of the individual steps in complex logistics solutions. Here, Rotterdam will input its experience on the way to an emissions-free port over the long term, while DeltaPort will ensure increasing utility to customers by means of innovative technological projects.