Port of Lübeck takes over transshipment of new cars for Russia

The new cargo load at LHG-Skandinavienkai will comprise around 180,000 vehicles for the next three years

Port of Lübeck takes over transshipment of new cars for Russia Bild: Michael Imhoff

Together with the Finnlines shipping company, Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft (LHG) has won a new major order: Over the next three years, LHG will handle around 60,000 additional finished vehicles annually at Lübeck’s Skandinavienkai. The cars are destined for the Russian market. Finnlines takes them twice a week to Bronka, a deep-water port near Saint Petersburg. The contract will come into force in January.

The new cars will arrive in Lübeck mainly by train, but also by road. LHG Managing Director Sebastian Jürgens is twice  pleased about the new business: “On the one hand, we are of course very glad about the additional business. It is a product of partnership and cooperation at the location. On the other hand, it shows us that it is worth continuing to believe in the Russian market. Now we are the market leader in Russia among the German Baltic Sea ports.”  

The new vehicles – from small cars to luxurious sports cars – will push the LHG. The imminent opening of the new forestry products terminal, is also expected to contribute to this push. The additional space will enable LHG to take on more cargo in this segment as well.

Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft mbH is Germany’s largest RoRo port operator on the Baltic Sea. High-frequency sea traffic to the Baltic Sea region is offered at its four port terminals. The loading units are bundled and connected to the hinterland by high-performance services. LHG is a partner of the paper and automotive industry.