Ocean Network Express opens a dedicated container depot in the Port of Hamburg
24 Aug 2021 13:47 Economy
Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE) and Universal Container Services GmbH (UCS) have strengthened their partnership by opening a dedicated ONE container depot in the port of Hamburg following the success of their dedicated ONE depot in Rotterdam, which opened in 2019. UCS is strategically located in the Port of Hamburg and is close to all main line terminals creating a flexible hub for empty containers.
Moritz Rieck, owner of UCS praised the partnership, “With this partnership we can fully focus on the needs of Ocean Network Express and deliver a premium service in line with their core values. We look forward to the future and are proud to work together with Ocean Network Express. Johan Pijpers of Ocean Network Express (Europe) Ltd commented, “Depot yard space in most European and African ports is being reduced and for that reason our strategy is to start long term partnerships with our most valued suppliers where we see opportunities. ONE is focused on providing best-in-class service to its customers while ensuring that ONE is set up for growth in one of the most important ports in Europe”.
Meeting for the first time since the depot opened due to travel restrictions imposed by the covid pandemic, the new partners were finally able to celebrate together and took the time to discuss their environmental strategies and commitments to reducing carbon emissions. UCS are recognized as an environmental partner by the city of Hamburg after implementing many procedures to reduce their environmental impact and ONE who have achieved their ISO14001 certification in Marine operations in 2018 are now expanding their focus to obtain full ISO 140001 certification of their landside operations by December 2021.
The ONE depot, complete with an onsite repair shop, has a storage capacity of 4,000 TEU including 25 reefer plugs over an area of 60,000m². There are 3 reach stackers and 3 empty handlers in operation which ensures a fast turnaround of equipment. The depot also has fully automated gates and real time EDI connections offering advanced security and efficiencies for customers.