Saarland mills acquire port logistics company

Dillinger Hütte and Saarstahl, through their parent holding Stahl Holding Saar (SHS), have acquired logistics company Dillinger Hafen-Umschlagsgesellschaft mbH (DHUG) in the port of Dillingen. The seller is Rotterdam-based HES International.

DHUG is a major logistics partner, especially for local and international customers from the steel industry and from the energy and construction sectors, Kallanish learns from SHS.

In addition to loading, unloading and transshipment of various bulk materials, DHUG offers five hectares of paved area and multifunctional covered storage facilities. A roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) loading ramp, a quay for lifting operations and a multipurpose crane for general cargo are available on site.

Jonathan Weber, SHS board member for transformation, explains the reasons for the purchase: “The geographical proximity to DHUG is a strategic advantage for future electric steel plants in the Saar region. For the upcoming transformation process, waterways, alongside rail and roadways, are becoming increasingly important for efficient and environmentally conscious delivery.”

In addition, SHS and its French subsidiary Saarstahl Rail will in future increasingly require easily accessible storage areas, such as those at DHUG, for plate and rails, SHS notes.

Christian Koehl Germany