Hupac to operate Terminal Köln Nord

Terminal Köln Nord (TKN) of HGK Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln will be operated by Hupac Group from January 1, 2023. This is the result of the tender initiated by HGK in June 2022, in which Hupac SA was awarded the contract in November 2022.

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 metres with five transhipment tracks and three gantry cranes. Up to 10 trains can be loaded and unloaded inbound and outbound per day. “We are looking forward to the new task, which we will master together with the experienced terminal team,” Sascha Altenau, managing director of the Hupac subsidiary Combiconnect Köln Nord GmbH said.

The invitation to tender for combined transport operation is required by the directive on the support of intermodal terminals of non-federally owned companies. Before the transition is completed on 1 January 2023, all organisational and administrative processes will be coordinated with customers and partners. The existing employment relationships will be taken over by the future Combiconnect Köln Nord GmbH with legal security.
“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 with regard to our innovative Fu-Sion Cologne industrial and logistics site, which is being developed in the immediate vicinity,” Uwe Wedig, CEO of the HGK Group said.

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