Volker Pohlmann becomes Managing Director of Ziel Terminal GmbH in Duisburg
Joint venture of Samskip, duisport and TX Logistik launches operations
Duisburg, 23 October 2023 – Volker Pohlmann (57) will become Managing Director of Ziel Terminal GmbH as of 15 October. The joint venture founded by Samskip, Duisburger Hafen AG and TX Logistik AG operates the combined transport terminal at logport III in Duisburg-Hohenbudberg. The European Commission has already approved the joint venture, thus opening the way for the appointment of the Managing Director by the three shareholders.
Volker Pohlmann brings many years of experience in logistics to his new role. Before his appointment as Managing Director of Ziel Terminal GmbH, he worked for neska Schiffahrts- und Speditionskontor GmbH in Cologne and Düsseldorf as Branch Manager. His tasks at the company, which specialises in the trimodal handling of industrial and commercial goods, included business development and process optimisation. The business economist specialised in logistics intends to use his extensive knowledge and expertise at Ziel Terminal GmbH in the future. Further stations in his professional career were BLG International Forwarding GmbH & Co. KG and transport companies focussing on international land transport.
With the appointment of a Managing Director, the three shareholders consider the joint venture to be strengthened, well-positioned in terms of personnel and equipped for sustainable growth. Samskip holds a 49.8 percent share in the joint venture, duisport and TX Logistik AG, which belongs to the Mercitalia Group, each hold 25.1 percent of the shares.
The 140,000-square-meter terminal facility in Duisburg-Hohenbudberg has seven transshipment tracks, each 720 meters long, two shunting tracks and two high-performance gantry cranes for transshipment between road and rail. The annual handling capacity is up to 250,000 loading units.
More than a port. Duisburger Hafen AG is the owner and management company of the Port of Duisburg, the largest inland port in the world. The duisport Group offers full-service packages for the port and logistics location in the areas of infra- and suprastructure including settlement management. In addition, the subsidiaries provide logistic services such as the establishment and optimization of transport and logistics chains, rail freight services, facility management, contract and packaging logistics, and the management of the port. www.duisport.de.
Samskip offers pan-European, environmentally responsible combined transport services via shortsea, road, rail and inland waterway routes. We are committed to cost-effectiveness, operational excellence and best practice in sustainable transport. High frequency services connect destinations across Europe, the Baltic States, Iceland and Faroes Island, both door-to-door (including collection) and quay-to-quay, transported using a wide range of owned vessels, containers, trucks and trailers.
About TX Logistik AG
TX Logistik was founded in 1999 as a private rail transport company and maintains an efficient European network with connections in eleven countries. The company has subsidiaries in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Sweden as well as local office in Italy. In its Intermodal and Rail Freight divisions, TX Logistik develops comprehensive rail solutions for continental and maritime traffic as well as tailor-made concepts for conventional freight. With around 650 employees and 8.6 billion tonne kilometres, the company generated annual sales of 253 million euros in 2021. Since January 2017, TX Logistik has been wholly owned by Mercitalia Logistics S.p.A., a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.
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