In June this year, a new trimodal terminal will be starting in Lauterbourg on the French Upper Rhine. This will give the region between Strasbourg (F) and Karlsruhe (D) an extra handling capacity of 80,000 TEU per year for the development of multimodal logistic chains. In addition, heavy loads can also be loaded there.
The operating company Lauterbourg Rhine Terminal (LRT) consists of four well-known French and German players. They are Paris Terminal, Compagnie Fluviale de Transport, Port Autonome de Strasbourg and Haeger & Schmidt Logistics. “The expanded terminal offers ideal conditions for trimodal transshipment and is a strategic extension of our presence in the Upper Rhine region,” explains Heiko Brückner, Managing Director of Haeger & Schmidt Logistics.
The recently modernised facility has a gantry crane on the water side with a capacity of up to 30 containers per hour. Two half-tracks of 400 m each are available for rail handling. Two new reach stackers take care of the loading and unloading of trucks.
The terminal will be integrated into the existing scheduled services of Haeger & Schmidt Logistics by barge and rail between the ports on the Upper Rhine and the western ports. “With an economically strong hinterland in Germany and Alsace, the northern location is a good complement to ETK Euro Terminal Kehl and the Rhine Europe Terminals in Strasbourg,” Brückner assesses.
He adds, “Moreover, it is interesting for us to develop the heavy lift business there alongside container handling, both core competences of our company.” In addition to a Ro/Ro platform, a heavy lift crane with a lifting capacity of 200 tons is also available for project cargo at Lauterbourg Rhine Terminal.
Lauterbourg Rhine Terminal (LRT) – about the shareholders
Paris Terminal is a company specialised in trimodal port handling and with more than 20 years of experience a leading provider in this field in France.
Compagnie Fluviale de Transport, a subsidiary of the Sogestran Group, is the French leader in industrial river transport and a leader in the European market with more than 200 vessels.
Port Autonome de Strasbourg, France’s second inland port, is involved in the development of the third multimodal terminal in its region.
The Haeger & Schmidt Logistics Group offers an extensive logistics portfolio with the companies Haeger & Schmidt Logistics, HSW Logistics (both registered in Duisburg), Haeger & Schmidt Logistics Belgium NV (Antwerp), ETK Euro Terminal Kehl and Best Logistics Sp.z o.o (Stettin). Since 2013 they have been part of the Austrian family company Felbermayr. The group has around 200 employees.
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