SINGAPORE : The Singaporean carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE) and the container services provider Universal Container Services GmbH (UCS) have strengthened their partnership by opening a dedicated ONE container depot in the Port of Hamburg.
The ONE depot, complete with an onsite repair shop, has a storage capacity of 4,000TEU including 25 reefer plugs over an area of 60,000m².
Additionally, there are three reach stackers and three empty handlers in operation “which ensures a fast turnaround of equipment”. The depot also has fully automated gates and real-time electronic data interchange (EDI) connections offering advanced security and efficiencies for customers.
The launch of the new box depot in the major German port comes two years after the opening of a similar depot in Rotterdam.
UCS is strategically located in the Port of Hamburg and is close to all main line terminals creating a flexible hub for empty containers., according to a statement.
“With this partnership we can fully focus on the needs of Ocean Network Express,” pointed out Moritz Rieck, owner of UCS.
“Depot yard space in most European and African ports is being reduced and for that reason, our strategy is to start long term partnerships with our most valued suppliers where we see opportunities,” commented Johan Pijpers of ONE (Europe) Ltd.
Source : Container News