Yusen Logistics Announces Strategic Expansion of its Duisburg-Logport Operation
As of January 2014, Yusen Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH (YL) is expanding its operations in Duisburg, Germany, the world’s largest inland port.
With nine container terminals at the intersection of the motorway network and with rail and barge connections to the gateway ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, Duisburg represents a key strategic gateway into Europe, with 30 million consumers, €600 billion purchasing power and 300,000 companies located within a 150km radius.
YL has had a major presence in Duisburg since 1999, operating large-scale European Distribution Centres for both consumer goods and production parts manufacturers, as well as providing pan-European distribution network solutions in partnership with sister companies. The YL complex provides a wide range of services for contract logistics customers, including bonded and non-bonded warehousing, pick/pack and kitting, product assembly and customisation onsite.
The new expanded operation builds on YL’s current capacity of 42,000m² within a complex of five warehouses in close proximity to the container terminals, adding a 26,000m² across three further facilities.
The additional capacity enables YL to offer an enhanced range of supply chain services, as follows:
- 10,000 m² of fully racked storage
- A 10,000 m² specialised automotive crossdock, enabling consolidation and just-in-time delivery to automotive assembly plant across Europe for hundreds of tier suppliers
- 6,000 m² of hazardous goods storage, making Yusen Logistics Deutschland the first Japanese LSP in the region to operate an inhouse Dangerous Goods warehouse
Seiji Yuzen, Managing Director, Yusen Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH commented: "The addition of these new facilities enables us to consolidate and grow our service offer, both within Germany and across Europe, in line with customer demand. It represents an important further step in our European development."