Duisport prepares Italian investment

Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) is currently preparing an investment in the hinterland of the North Italian seaport together with the Port Authority of Trieste and the local financial holding company Friulia S.p.A. (Friulia).

The investment target is “Interporto di Trieste S.p.A.” (Interporto), a company within the Trieste Port Community.

Interporto operates three logistics facilities in and around Trieste, all with excellent rail connections and a total of almost one million square meters of floor space and approximately 130,000 square meters of storage space. In addition to customs clearance, the services offered include in particular the preparation of intermodal and logistical concepts as well as targeted land development in the port area of Trieste.

The current negotiations are based on the strategic cooperation between duisport and the Trieste Port Authority, which has been in place since summer 2017. Duisport chief executive officer Erich Staake, commented: “This is a meaningful extension of our international network. Especially for our customers who set their priorities in the transport of goods in the European area.”

The port of Trieste is the largest seaport in the Upper Adriatic. The location is considered an important maritime gateway for Central and Eastern Europe and has developed into a leading European logistics hub in recent years. Moreover, Trieste is involved in the Belt and Road initiative via the maritime Silk Road.

The investment in Trieste is further proof of the international relevance and recognition of duisport’s logistics know-how. duisport not only provides the expertise in the development of logistic areas, but also creates an attractive added value for the entire duisport network through the logistic connection of Duisburg and Trieste.

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