2019 Port Developments in Cuxhaven
The construction of new railway sidings will start Fall 2019
On December 6, the Cuxhaven Port Association and port operator Niedersachsen Ports (NPorts) invited roughly 40 participants for a business breakfast and a discussion between local NPorts representatives and the Cuxhaven port community regarding current and future projects relating to the commercial development of Cuxhaven’s port.
Knut Kokkelink, who is taking over from Hans-Gerd Janssen the role of NPorts branch manager for Cuxhaven as of March 2019, presented a series of development plans. Among these is the already approved construction of four new sidings of block train length on NPorts area adjacent to the Deutsche Bahn operated Cuxhaven train station.
“At this time, we are still just in the planning phase, and we are coordinating with Deutsche Bahn. We are envisioning a Fall 2019 start,” reported Knut Kokkelink, who presently acts as Technical Department Director at NPorts Cuxhaven. The project phase will last roughly a year. The port operator will be investing approximately four million euros.
Presently, NPorts operates one block train length railway siding at the train station to supplement the neighbouring DB-Netz infrastructure. This track is going to be replaced by the planned group of four 700 – 780 m long sidings in order to create additional push capacity for trains waiting at the freight station for a green light to proceed to the transhipment railheads at the Cuxport and BLG sea terminals.