Volker Pohlmann becomes Managing Director of Ziel Terminal GmbH in Duisburg

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.

23 October 2023 – 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, who specialises in logistics, intends to use his extensive knowledge and expertise at Ziel Terminal GmbH in the future. Pohlmann’s professional career has also included posts with BLG International Forwarding GmbH & Co. KG and other transport companies focussing on international land transport.

Volker Pohlmann_Geschäftsführer Ziel Terminal GmbH

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 Mercitalia Group subsidiary TX Logistik AG 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.

About Samskip

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 duisport

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

About TX Logistik

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 FS Italiane Group.