EUROGATE to automate its container terminal in Wilhelmshaven
EUROGATE Group, a German major terminal operator, will improve handling operations at its facility in JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven. By 2024, the boxes at the Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven (CTW) will be processed automatically. This will stimulate the future increase of freight traffic at the terminal.
The automation project at the EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven (CTW) will start in January 2022. Its first phase consists of further expansion of the existing transhipment infrastructure. Within the project, eight container gantries will be installed at the terminal while the additional unsurfaced areas will be asphalted in CTW’s north section. Two more cranes will be launched at the terminal in 2023.
EUROGATE Group will invest around 150 million euros in the automation of its facility in Wilhelmshaven. The first automated berthing operations at the CTW are scheduled for 2024. “We believe the time and general economic parameters are now right to invest in the expansion and modernisation of the terminal. However, this is about far more than just installing new technology. We want to develop ‘CTW 2.0’ – an extended, upgraded and efficient automated terminal, whose streamlined organisation is geared to new operating requirements,” said Michael Blach, Chairman of EUROGATE Group. The German terminal operator expects that the automation project in Wilhelmshaven will result in speeding up the freight volumes at the facility.