Cuxport_Berth9Work has begun on a new heavy lift ramp at Cuxport in Germany that will support high and heavy shipments weighing more than 1,000 tonnes.

The ramp is being built by Niedersachsen Ports (NPorts) at berth 9.3 at Cuxhaven’s inland port and will be 115 metres long and 55 metres wide.

"We are creating a better infrastructure for the local businesses for the future,” said Holger Banik, managing director of NPorts. “Through construction of a logistics hub at Cuxhaven it will not only be more powerful but also more attractive for our port customers.”

Nports has been building dock facilities at Cuxhaven since 2008. Berths 8 and 9 have a total quay length of 1,340 metres and a berth depth of up to 11.6 metres.

"A powerful port needs an efficient infrastructure,” added Banik. “With the reconstruction of the berth 9.3 we want to do justice to the need to make the coastal region active. A good port infrastructure is one of the most important factors for success and enhancing Cuxhaven’s position is therefore exactly the right step.”