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New Rail Tracks: Brunsbüttel Port to load directly from ship to rail

Direct ship-rail handling is the region's new unique selling point of Brunsbüttel Ports

Brunsbüttel Ports, owner and operator of the Elbe ports and a company of SCHRAMM group, inaugurated its new port tracks on 19 May 2015. Dr. Frank Nägele, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy, Labour, Transport and Technology of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, officially opened the new rail 800 metres long tracks at the pier together with the managing directors of the SCHRAMM group, Hans Helmut Schramm and Frank Schnabel.

Outstanding logistics advantage

The new rail link in the Elbe port complements existing intermodal terminal and allows direct transfer from ship to train. The investment for the reactivation of the quay tracks took place during the general upgrading of the central berth in the port. To equip the universal mooring for the demands of the future, Brunsbüttel Ports invested a total of approximately 15 million euro in the expansion. The state of Schleswig-Holstein supported the project with around 1.35 million eurs from the “Business Development Programme”. Works began in 2013 will the erection of a new sheet pile wall. With the inauguration of the tracks, the modernisation has now been completed.

Added value unique to the Region

“By upgrading the tracks up to the quay, we are able to provide our customers with an added value unique in the region. The direct transfer from ship to rail saves time and money. The goods must be no longer stored and thus be moved even less”, explains Frank Schnabel. The Brunsbüttel Elbe port is thus perfectly suited for transit shipments loaded directly from the water on the track. “We are investing in these offers to raise the potential of this transport mode and to secure its future viability”,, Schnabel added.

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