“We’ve comprehensively modernised and expanded the BTW so that it can handle these volumes of freight. This makes economic sense for our customers, as larger cargo volumes mean lower sea freight rates per tonne,” says Matthias Schrell, Managing Director of Rhenus Midgard in Wilhelmshaven.
The handling equipment at the long-standing Rhenus Midgard site, which has undergone a process of expansion and modernisation during the past few years, ensures that the terminal is equipped to unload these kinds of large quantities quickly. The new unloading equipment and the efficient conveyer belt systems ensure that the coal from the bulk carriers reaches the spacious storage areas on land quickly. The specially deepened navigable channel off the BTW, which enables the company to handle vessels with a draught of as much as 18.50 metres, has allowed this German port to unload fully laden Capesize vessels for the past two years.