DB Cargo invests in steel company ArcelorMittal in Eisenhüttenstadt

DB Cargo invests in steel company ArcelorMittal. A ten-year contract for the construction of one of the largest steelworks in Germany. The most modern plant in Europe will be built by the summer of 2021, reports Railway Supply magazine citing Deutsche Bahn.

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DB Cargo signs a 10-year contract with ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel producer, for the supply of a blast furnace in Eisenhüttenstadt. Thus, DB Cargo ensures the supply of raw materials for one of the largest steel companies in Germany until 2031.

DB Cargo is investing in high-quality logistics for its customers: by next summer, the rail freight operator will have procured 352 multi-functional double wagons with 1408 special containers for the transport of ore, coke and limestone. Innofreight has developed them specifically for the transport of these raw materials and optimized the loading volume.

DB Cargo has also commissioned a partner to install two partially automated unloading systems at the Eisenhüttenstadt plant by the summer of 2021 and will operate them independently. New shipments will start immediately after that. Thus, up to 4.2 million tons of raw materials can be transported annually.DB Cargo

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“As the backbone of the German economy, we have been supplying ArcelorMittal with raw materials and delivering steel to customers for many years, especially in the automotive and plant construction industries. Our new rail containers for ArcelorMittal feature a robust load-bearing structure, while the removable structure is designed to be flexible for more frequent replacement. The main thing is that we can adapt the structure of the wagon individually to the requirements of the Customer, ” explains Pierre Timmermans, Sales Director of DB Cargo.

“ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt is implementing one of the most modern raw material logistics systems in Europe,” says Sibylla Klipstein, Lead Rail Logistics Specialist at ArcelorMittal. “By using special types of containers optimized for different cargoes: ore, coke and limestone, we can increase the payload on the train by about 20 percent. Thus, we are setting new standards for efficiency, environmental protection and safety at work. ”

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