The EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is offering all shipping companies and shippers the opportunity to store their standard containers for 20 calendar days free of charge.
EUROGATE’s ‘20 in 20’ campaign which will be available year-round exclusively at its terminal in Wilhelmshaven aims to provide more flexibility, given the current fluctuating and economic uncertainty created by COVID-19. Keeping trade lanes open and predictable, as well as fostering a more generally favourable business environment, the terminal has decided not to levy any additional financial penalty from importers or exporters in the event of delayed ship arrivals or even cancellations.
The offer however is limited to ISO standard containers (20, 40 and 45 foot containers, including high cube containers) and for local inbound and outbound cargo.
With a total capacity (in the final development phase) of 2.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven already offers sufficient space, state-of-the-art infrastructure and superstructure to fully meet high standard of service in ship handling processes.
Directly adjacent to the port terminal is the Wilhelmshaven Freight Village that boasts a total area covering 180 hectares. It has high-quality handling and processing plots for logistics business of all sizes, mainly freight hauliers and transport companies, contract logistics businesses, and maritime service providers who depend on port access. Because of the permissible building height of up to 50 metres, companies can operate multi-user buildings, high-bay warehouses, commissioning and distribution centres at the freight village 24×7.
Companies like NORDFROST (leading German cool-chain logistic company), Imperial Logistics (for Volkswagen and AUDI), and Rhenus are already operating at the freight village.
The Wilhelmshaven Freight Village extends the option of direct connection to the German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) railway network and a terminal for multimodal transport with a connection to the 16-track marshalling yard with complete-train capacity. Several weekly links enable smooth container passage into the German hinterland.
The freight village also has a direct link to the A29 motorway that leads from Wilhelmshaven to Oldenburg, so that truck transports do not have to contend with congested traffic intersections.
The Wilhelmshaven Freight Village still has around 60 hectares of plots available on leasehold basis for a period of 30 to 75 years.