NORDFROST, based in Schortens near Wilhelmshaven, is a logistics provider for all types of goods and the market leader in deep-freeze logistics. The family-run business has 3,000 employees and 40 deep-freeze storage locations throughout Germany with a current capacity of roughly one million pallet spaces. They form the basis of a nationwide groupage network for the fine distribution of frozen goods. NORDFROST dispatches 1,600 trucks every day. Within the scope of supply chain management, NORDFROST provides individual, holistic solutions for warehousing, transport as well as trade and seaport logistics to industrial customers, wholesalers, retailers and import/export businesses. The focus of NORDFROST’s seaport logistics is currently on Wilhelmshaven. The NORDFROST Seaport Terminal is situated in Germany’s only deep-water container port and provides customised logistics concepts for frozen and fresh goods, non-refrigerated food, promotional items and heavy cargo.
NORDFROST also offers these services at its port in Wesel. The container terminal grants NORDFROST direct access to the ARA ports, thereby enabling a seamless connection to overseas transport services. This environmentally friendly transport route along the Rhine is known as the Cool Corridor. Use of inland waterway transport systems helps protect the natural environment and minimise road transport movements. Additional traffic generation is avoided by combining all relevant services at just one location with water-side access. Cargo container handling services for continuous import and export activities were launched in 2021. Opening of the cold store directly at the container terminal in summer 2024 will ensure further work areas for individual value-added services in addition to the storage of temperature-controlled goods.
TanQuid is a market leader and one of the few truly independent fuel depot operators, storing and refining high quality liquids and products in almost all storage classes and various temperature ranges. Protection of the environment (soil, air, and water) is a major part of their mission statement. State of the art technology, trained employees and optimum safety systems ensure the highest quality standard in the process.
STN (Lower Rhine Heavy Goods Terminal) is your qualified partner for handling heavy goods. STN provides storage and expands the range of your products. With a warehouse capacity of 15,000 square meters and an open storage capacity of another 30,000 square meters, STN provides you with ample space to meet your requirements. In addition, they feature crane capacities of up to 180 metric tons over water and within the warehouse area. The modern equipment, as well as the advancement and continued training of the staff, allow STN to carry out orders from customers in a reliable and competent manner.
GS-Recycling GmbH & Co. KG (GSR) belongs to the KSR-Group located in Sonsbeck and is planning to commission an energy-efficient and self-sufficient plant composite at the Rhine-Lippe Port in Wesel. The range of services to be provided at the site in the future will include the operation of a ship terminal for degassing and cleaning inland waterway vessels as well as a large-scale biological wastewater treatment plant, which has already been built, for receiving and treating problem wastewater from industry and commerce. Additionally, a secondary refining of waste oils by means of hydrogen hydrogenation for the production of sulfur-free, water-clear and odorless oils as well as an electrolyzer used to produce green hydrogen from the previously collected ship exhaust gases will be added to the range of services. By an innovative energy concept and state-of-the-art plant technology, a circular recycling economy is achieved, thus protecting the environment and resources. As part of the production of environmentally friendly products from waste materials, CO2 neutrality can be realized at the GSR site.
In addition to focusing on paper, pulp and any other compatible products, Sappi Logistics Wesel GmbH (SLW) offers customized logistics solutions through partnerships and efficient networks. At the Port of Emmelsum a trimodal terminal allows SLW to plan and provide the best possible customized logistics solutions involving any mode of transport.
As an innovative, medium sized company TRIMET Aluminium SE develops, produces, recycles, casts and sells modern light alloy products made from aluminum at eight locations. 2,700 employees and Trimet’s customers ensure that cars become more economical, planes become lighter, wind turbines and power systems become more efficient, buildings are modernized and packaging becomes more environmentally friendly. At the Voerde location TRIMET’s aluminum smelter and potroom churn out about 95,000 metric tons of electrolysis aluminum and 65,000 metric tons of anode blocks. The direct connection to the port facility is particularly important for TRIMET, because it secures their supply of aluminum oxide and petroleum coke.
Contargo is one of the leading neutral service provider for trimodal transportation of overseas containers. With their own network of terminals, railway lines, and barge liner services Contargo connects the European hinterland with the northern and western ports.
HOMA Raiffeisen GmbH is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Hohe Mark Hamaland eG and one of the three concentrated feed plants at the eight locations of the cooperative. The company was founded in 2013 with the takeover of the former Rheinkrone plant on the Rhine. Approximately 80,000 tons of compound feed are produced in the production facility in Wesel per year.
Hülskens sources aggregates (sand and gravel) from own quarries along the Lower Rhine and the eastern part of Germany, supplemented by their affiliates Niba and SDH, operating in Belgium and The Netherlands. The group of companies is also in the business of hydraulic engineering, they operate cargo handling facilities and manufacture ready-mix concrete (Elskes). In early 2015, Hülskens launched a loading system for salt and a converted loading system for aggregates at the City Port of Wesel. The central workshop for Hülskens is also located in the City Port of Wesel.