Reporting 2021

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Key stories in brief
Car shelve P3 on the BLG car terminal Kelheim
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5,368

Eight levels, 32 charging points for electric vehicles, 2,800 LED lights and exclusive parking space for 5,368 Kia vehicles: The third “P3” multi-story car park at BLG AutoTerminal Kelheim has successfully gone into operation. The car terminal is more than just a strong location in the international automotive logistics network; it is also an example of sustainable on one of the hall roofs at the terminal in 2019; now a second is being planned for the roof of the P3.

Gold
& Silver
Our 2020 business reporting received two awards: “Silver” at the international iNova Awards and “Gold” at the FOX Finance Awards.

Award-winning
climate protection

Our climate protection measures have once again received awards. The online portal Statista and the business magazine Capital rank BLG LOGISTICS among the most climate-conscious companies in Germany. Out of 2,000 companies surveyed, in 2021 we came 49th among those companies that have achieved the highest reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions over the past five years.

ŠKODA ENYAQ on a wagon
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200 vehicles per train
BLG LOGISTICS is continuing to improve its CO2 footprint by stepping up rail transports. BLG AutoRail can transport in excess of 200 cars on every train. And it does this in the German and Austrian rail network using green electricity every kilometer of the way.
Hapag-Lloyd container in front of a port

Moving forward together

Hapag-Lloyd and EUROGATE: a good fit. Hapag-Lloyd is to acquire a 30 percent stake in Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven (CTW) at the JadeWeserPort and a 50 percent stake in Rail Terminal Wilhelms haven (RTW).

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The port of the future

What knowledge and skills do employees of the port of the future need? BLG is participating in the “PortSkill 4.0” project, which is investigating the impact of the digital transformation for port employees. A sum of just over three million euros is available for the formulation of future qualifications.

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100,000
For a new customer, BLG commissioned a food import warehouse in Verden with 100,000 pallet spaces in two halls.
View of the Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven CTW
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150 million
EUROGATE is investing some 150 million euros in its Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven (CTW) by 2025. At Germany’s only deep-water container terminal, container handling operations are to be converted from a manual to an automated system. The first automated shipping berth is expected to be commissioned as soon as 2024. Future ahoy!
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At the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, our BLG team has put industrial trucks powered by fuel cells into operation for the first time. The 37 vehicles operate emission-free and fueling is fast, easy and space- saving.

Digital logistics

BLG and Open Logistics Foundation are working together for the future of logistics. The goal: to jointly drive digitalization in logistics through open-source projects. Jakub Piotrowski, Head of Digitalization, Sustainability and IT at BLG LOGISTICS, is supporting the projects with his expertise as a member of the Board of Trustees.

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1.7 million
One of the world’s largest shipping companies, Hyundai Glovis, has big plans: As part of a joint venture with BLG LOGISTICS, Hyundai Glovis intends to use Bremerhaven as a European hub for its automobile transports between Asia and Europe. BLG is thus gaining a strong partner at AutoTerminal Bremerhaven, one of the world’s largest automotive hubs with 1.7 million vehicles handled per year. The terminal will nevertheless remain open to all shipping companies as a universal port.
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Tchibo high-bay warehouse

Loyal partners and new opportunities

We are continuing to handle goods flows in the large high-bay warehouse at the Neustadt port site for our long- standing customer Tchibo, after selling the corresponding land and buildings to Tchibo in June. We also sold our nine freight forwarding locations of BLG International Forwarding to Rhenus Air & Ocean with effect from April 1, 2021. The Bremen location remained operational.

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Smart helpers

BLG is putting its trust in automation. Two driverless forklifts ensure the end-to-end supply and disposal of materials for a coating line at LC Bremen. With the help of a laser scanner, the vehicles navigate autonomously through the warehouse and are able to recognize different load carriers. An automatic sweeper and automatic load measurement using sensor technology were also tested in the high & heavy area.