Supported by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Duisburger Hafen AG acquired a minority interest in Dutch DistriRail BV. Rotterdam-based DistriRail BV operates a hub and spoke concept in Duisburg.
DistriRail and duisport are reinforcing their cooperation through the acquisition of the minority interest. The daily railway connections of the Rotterdam port terminals to the Duisburg port are to be expanded, while Duisburg is to be further developed as hinterland hub.
DistriRail distributes the products and flows of goods in the European hinterland with the assistance of duisport network. Currently, more than 360 trains operate weekly in the duisport network between Duisburg and 80 destinations in Europe and Asia.
Counsel to Duisburger Hafen AG
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Dr. Wolfgang Kühn,
Dr. Martin Imhof (both Corporate/M&A),
Dr. Rainer Velte (Antitrust), all Düsseldorf