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50 years of Roland Umschlagsgesellschaft

EMDEN. On 4 September 1972 the Roland Umschlagsgesellschaft started operations with its first loading unit. Since then, this Bremen-based company located at the heart of Germany’s biggest freight village, has served as the gateway between German seaports and the hinterland – and celebrated its 50th anniversary in September. Numerous train operators and railway companies operate daily to and from the transport terminal. The transport department of Roland Umschlag currently organises 42 trains each week, handling 3,800 TEU goods, primarily with the ports of Wilhelmshaven, Hamburg and Bremerhaven. In addition, eight company trains travel between Bremen and Bönen, Duisburg and Dortmund. “This ensures that there are roughly 550 fewer lorries on the A1, A28 and A29 motorways each day. Consequently, around 30,000 tonnes of CO2 is saved each year,” said Roland Umschlag’s MD Christoph Holtkemper, and added: “We are now the largest rail operator in Wilhelmshaven.”


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