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Traveling by water

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe sends its steel products to the Port of Antwerp to be shipped out all over the world. The company’s location on the Rhine is certainly a logistical luxury.

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Auf dem Wasserweg
1. Shipping from the plant

The coils from the plants in Dortmund, Bochum, Finnentrop, Eichen/Ferndorf and Duisburg are shipped to the port at Duisburg-Walsum via road or rail.

2. Loading at Walsum

The pre-packaged products, which are mainly sensitive to moisture, are briefly stored at the plant port at Walsum before being shipped to a weatherproof facility and finally loaded onto barges.

3. Transshipment in Antwerp

After yourneying the Rhine and the Scheldt, the cargo reaches the port of Antwerp, but it can only be transshipped on days when the weather is good.Then cutting-edge loading cranes lift the coils, which weigh many metric tons, from the belly of the barge to the hold of the heavy overseas ships.

4. Port storage

The coils are temporarily stored at the coil terminal where they wait to be loaded onto maritime vessels that depart according to a strict shedule.

5. Shipping arround the world

Oversea freighters pick up the goods at the coil terminal. The coils are carefully loaded into the belly of the ship and secured for transport. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe ships up to one million metric tons of material around the world via the Port of Antwerp.

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