The bi-modal Terminal Köln Nord is conveniently located near the motorway junction Köln Niehl (A1/A57) and is directly connected to the Rhine port Köln Niehl via rail. It has an area of 152,000 square meters with five transshipment tracks and three gantry cranes. Up to ten trains can be loaded and unloaded inbound and outbound per day.
"We are very pleased that the Hupac Group, a renowned company, has won the tender to operate the terminal. For HGK, the Terminal Köln Nord plays a strategically important role in our innovative FU-SION COLOGNE industrial and logistics site, which is being developed in the immediate vicinity," explains Uwe Wedig, CEO of the HGK Group.
The Hupac Group operates numerous terminals in Europe, either under its management or together with partners, and brings a broad range of experience in this field. "Terminals are a strategic resource for the modal shift and are of outstanding importance, especially in agglomerations such as the Rhine/Ruhr area," says Hupac CEO Michail Stahlhut. "We invest in resources and in intelligent systems to bring out maximum performance at the interface between road and rail."
The invitation to tender for combined transport operation is required by the directive on the support of intermodal terminals of non-federally owned companies.