Operations start at Cotac’s joint venture in Ludwigshafen

The new Cotac site in Ludwigshafen, Kaiserwörthhafen, Germany, is the first facility of the Multimodal Tank Care GmbH joint venture – a partnership between the Cotac Group and Contargo – to go into operation.

Cotac offers cleaning, repairing and maintaining tank containers at twelve locations worldwide. In Ludwigshafen, the full service also includes cleaning and workshop services for tank containers measuring up to 52 feet. It is the first location of its kind with a trimodal transport connection.

At the chemicals hub in Ludwigshafen, the Cotac operation primarily cleans tank containers that were loaded with dangerous goods or harmless chemical products.

The cleaning operation complies with the EFTCO standard (European Federation of Tank Cleaning Organisations) and is audited and certified. Up to 20,000 cleanings and 7,000 repairs can be carried out annually. Periodic maintenance and modifications also take place in the workshops.

The Cotac Group is a subsidiary of the HOYER Group, a provider of logistics solutions for the handling and transport of liquid goods in the chemical, gas, food and mineral oil industries.

With an annual transport volume of two million TEU, Contargo integrates container transport between the Western Ports, the German North Sea ports and the European hinterland. Contargo has 24 container terminals in Germany, France and Switzerland, as well as other locations in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland. The company also operates its own shipping and railway lines.




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