Network Container transport 24/7 – on time and environmentally compatible

The cultural metropolis of Düsseldorf is one of the most important economic centres and transport hubs in Germany. Not only numerous internationally significant companies, the location in the heart of Europe, and excellent infrastructure, but also intelligent, high-performance logistics cause the region around NRW’s state capital to flourish. DCH Düsseldorfer Container-Hafen GmbH has played a big part in this.

Our trimodal terminal in Düsseldorf is located on the point of intersection of the east-west and north-south connections of the region. It is ideally connected to the rail network and regular shipping operations to the coastal metropolises to allow even large container numbers to be transported on schedule.

Our main customers include leading companies from the chemical and automobile industry. For these sectors, and many other sectors too, we combine the highest degree of flexibility and dynamics with economic and environmentally-friendly logistics services.

We are consistent in our route towards carbon dioxide reductions. In this way, we have already implemented electric power columns for our own fleet of cars as well as the private cars of our employees as part of our gradual switch to electromobility.

Up to date, with growing competence.




2 charging columns commissioned (4 connections) for our own car pool, employees and guests

Power supply switched to renewable energies

Switch to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Expansion of terminal area by 13 parking bays for heavy-goods vehicles and construction of a new office building

Terminal area extended by 10,000 m² in Lausward I harbour basin and a third container loading crane commissioned.

Third ship's berth commissioned on the new pier in the Lausward I harbour basin. AEO certification.

Quality management implementation – certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.

DCH rail connection using train blocks to and from Rotterdam. Terminal converted and extended. Expansion of the crane area and quay in the Lausward II harbour basin. Second pier constructed in the Lausward I basin. ISPS certification obtained.

10 hazardous goods tanks constructed to store containers with IMO goods. Handling plant for substances hazardous to water as per §15 BimSchG [German Emission Control Act]

Terminal extended on both the land and water side.

Integration into the "Albatros" system run by TFG Transfracht, Frankfurt, as a transhipment rail station. Agency for TFG and DB.

Container-Depots DCD sold to DB Intermodal (51%) and CTS, Cologne (49%) and DCH, Düsseldorfer Container-Hafen GmbH founded at the same time. The shareholders are DB Intermodal Services and CTS Container-Terminal GmbH, Cologne.

Generous capacities, high degree of planning certainty – for all sectors


The DCH container terminal represents intelligent and fast handling without a hitch.

The spacious terminal with its modern equipment allows inland barges, trains and heavy-goods vehicles to be managed separately and parallel to one another. Spacious quay facilities and railway tracks offer sufficient space to load and unload several ships and trains at the same time. Of course, our extensive outdoor depot also allows the intermediate storage of hazardous goods, based on transport requirements.

Our container handling operations are characterised by efficiency and professional routine. 50 experienced employees work to ensure that the mobile transport units are loaded, unloaded and stored quickly and in parallel. The fully asphalted surface of the depot also ensures that heavy machinery can be manoeuvred without difficulty. Specially developed software ensures efficient, cheap processing in all areas.

An overview of our technical equipment

  • Handling systems: 3 container cranes with maximum 50 t lifting capacity
  • Floor-based conveyors: 3 reach stackers up to 45 tons
  • 2 terminal towing vehicles/terminal trucks to service the surrounding customer companies directly without using heavy-goods vehicles
  • 14 container trailers for 20‘, 40‘ and 45‘ containers for placement on the loading and unloading ramps of our customers
  • 1 container stacker up to 18 tons
  • 10 concrete tanks for transport-related storage of hazardous goods
  • 1 mobile salvage tank for damaged containers with liquids
  • 8 refrigerated container connections for 400V / 32A / 50Hz
  • Container repair shop with 12 x 20’ work bays
  • Maintenance and repair of containers according to IICL standards
  • 70,000 m² open-air storage area

Transport links

  • Water: quay length 600 m
  • Rail: track length 2 x 400 metres
  • Road: motorway access (A46, A3, A44, A52, A57, A59)

Data & Facts

DCH Düsseldorfer Container-Terminal GmbH

Company headquarters

Commercial register entry
HRB 25946 Local court of Düsseldorf 

DB Intermodal Services GmbH (51%)
CTS Container-Terminal GmbH, Rhein-See-Land-Service (49%) 

Managing Directors
Dirk Meyer, Oliver Grossmann 

Key figures
Employees in 12/2019 50 
Plus apprentices 3 

Storage area
Total 70.000 m²