Specifically, the deal is about 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.

The partnership between the two ports consists of three strategic fields:

  • Cold Chain Logistics

Both ports are seeing strong growth in the area of cold chain logistics.

  • Digitalisation

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.

  • Sustainability

Attention will also be focused on ecologically sustainable design of the individual steps in complex logistics solutions.

Andreas Stolte, chief executive officer of DeltaPort, commented

Not only do we see in Rotterdam the largest European seaport, but much more than that one of the leading drivers of innovation in port logistics. We are also convinced that through this cooperation we are jointly making a major contribution to the sustainable development of logistical chains and so to easing the load on our environment.