Cuxport loads its two millionth BMW
Cuxhaven is an important nexus for automobile logistics
HWG member Cuxport celebrated the shipment of its two millionth BMW to the United Kingdom on 29 August 2019. In the context of a festive gathering, the vehicle rolled onto the RoRo ferry “Jutlandia Seaways”, which is owned by DFDS shipping company. Prior to that, the vehicle had arrived in Cuxhaven on board a full block train dispatched from the production site. To commemorate the day, representatives of all participating logistics partners accompanied the loading of the vehicle. Enak Ferlemann, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transport and digital Infrastructure and Cuxhaven’s Lord Mayor Dr Ulrich Getsch also attended the event.
For 15 years now, Cuxport has been shipping BMW vehicles to the United Kingdom. The DFDS shipping line offers up to six weekly sailings to Immingham on the British East coast, while UECC offers two weekly sailings to Southampton. Transhipment of automobiles is an important economic factor in Cuxhaven, which Lord Mayor Dr Ulrich Getsch greatly values: “Automobile logistics is a success story which has been long-lasting. We are pleased that Cuxport is strengthening our regional economy with it and creating sustainable jobs.”
Oliver Fuhljahn, Head of Automobile Logistics at Cuxport, was pleased regarding the multi-year growth trend: “In previous years, we were able to enhance the shipment of vehicles and grow the number of our automobile customers – also thanks to an improved railway connection and substantial investments in port infrastructure. With the completion of berth no. 4, we now can offer the market three RoRo berths at Cuxport.”
The Cuxport terminal has, for years, been one of the most important logistics hub for shipment of automobiles in Northern Europe. Since the port is accessible without going through a lock and provides significant storage capacities, it is optimal for automobile logistics. The automobiles arrive via railway or truck in Cuxhaven, undergo temporary storage and subsequently continue their journey by sea. Other destinations such as Sweden, Iceland and Denmark are also being serviced.