BLG convinces Toyota in Cuxhaven

Toyota vehicles at the Cuxhaven terminal.

In its proposal for automobile manufacturer Toyota’s RFP for a port services provider, BLG LOGISTICS triumphed by combining terminal handling, rail loading and its own fleet of rolling stock – with BLG as the single-source provider of everything. A further advantage: the BLG AutoTerminal Cuxhaven is serviced by at least four block trains per week. Already in June, the terminal reached the full handling volume – 4,000 Auris and Avensis model vehicles – that Toyota had originally announced for the twelve-month test phase.

This operation requires close coordination between shipper DFDS, Cuxport, the BLG AutoTerminal and BLG AutoRail, which has already proved itself effective. If the customer remains this satisfied with the services, the Cuxhaven terminal can look forward to a contract extension and a significantly higher annual volume – the entire volume for the Polish market – starting in February 2017.

Toyota left the BLG AutoTerminal Bremerhaven in 2003 when it opened its own terminal in Zeebrügge. Subsequently, BLG was only active for vehicle distribution from Zeebrügge for the German market. BLG performs freight forwarding services for the OEM in Koper, Slovenia.