12 March 2020 | Aschaffenburg

bayernhafen Aschaffenburg excels in interface development

2019 financial year: 1.2 million tonnes of goods moved by inland waterway and rail, a 28.8% increase on 2018; bayernhafen invests € 4 million

Tanklager Binnenschiff Mineralöl bayernhafen Aschaffenburg

1,181,353 tonnes of cargo were moved by inland waterway and rail at bayernhafen Aschaffenburg in 2019; Picture: mineral oil being offloaded from a barge.

Aschaffenburg, 12 March 2020 – In 2019, bayernhafen Aschaffenburg (along with Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Roth and Passau, one of the six bayernhafen inland port locations) consistently pursued its strategy of developing bespoke infrastructure to shift long-distance traffic from the road networks to the more environmentally friendly transport modes of inland waterway and rail. In the 2019 financial year, a total of 1.181 million tonnes of freight and cargo were moved by inland waterway and rail at bayernhafen Aschaffenburg – a 28.8% increase on the 917,013 tonnes of the previous year.

We pool freight volumes and link the modes of transport. We are the key to bringing about a modal shift.

bayernhafen CEO Joachim Zimmermann

After the record-breaking low-water levels of 2018, inland waterway handling at bayernhafen Aschaffenburg recovered in 2019, growing by around 157,000 tonnes. Rail freight handling also increased by around 107,000 tonnes. The container terminal in bayernhafen Aschaffenburg, however, experienced a slight fall in 2019, with road-rail/rail-road handling down 5.4% on 2018 at 19,404 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit). This fall was the result of a downturn in global trade, a development also reflected in seaport-hinterland traffic.

As in the previous year, fuels made up the lion’s share of the shipping tonnage, followed by construction materials, minerals and earths, and metals. Rail freight handling primarily involved containers, timber, rail sleepers and metals.

bayernhafen Aschaffenburg’s skill in developing interfaces makes it a guarantor for achieving the modal shift, because the port’s ability to efficiently link the different modes of transport enables businesses to opt for rail and inland waterway for long-distance transport as alternatives to transport by road. Through this strategy, bayernhafen Aschaffenburg is making a key contribution to tapping the full potential of the different transport modes. This takes pressure off the road networks and reduces CO2 emissions.

“We pool freight volumes and link the modes of transport,” says bayernhafen’s Chief Executive Officer, Joachim Zimmermann. “We are the key to bringing about a modal shift. The way we operate is very similar to triathlon transition zones: in relation to the logistics chain as a whole, the focus is on us for only a short time – but when it is, everything must be just right. In the same way that every detail counts in triathlon transition zones, every move we make must also be right. Cargo and freight handling in the port requires optimal interaction with our customers and a perfectly coordinated team. The key prerequisite is the capacity of the port infrastructure.”

Continued growth in port infrastructure

In 2019, bayernhafen once again maintained the high level of investment it had made over the previous years, launching a € 4 million investment programme in the redevelopment of bayernhafen Aschaffenburg’s commercial sites and port infrastructure. bayernhafen Aschaffenburg continued with the planning work to modernise the port marshalling yard. In addition, it is currently preparing to relocate the container terminal from quay 5 to a larger site at quay 4, where the rail track facilities are able to accommodate trains of 350 metres in length. This will then only require single partitioning of trains, saving significantly on shunting operations and achieving a long-term reduction in fuel exhaust and noise emissions. Furthermore, quay 4 provides considerably more space for train stabling and shunting operations than quay 5. Quay 4 also offers the possibility of expanding the CT terminal to meet demand, thereby enabling bayernhafen Aschaffenburg to satisfy both the politically desired opportunities for growth in combined transport while at the same time reducing the burden of emissions on the general public.

Infrastructure is the key to bringing about a modal shift

bayernhafen CEOJoachim Zimmermann

Water-borne timber delivery

Since 2019, Pollmeier, the leading producer of hardwood products in Europe, has increasingly made use of inland waterway for the delivery of timber trunks to its production facilities at bayernhafen Aschaffenburg. In future, it plans to reduce the volume of hardwood delivered by road from the surrounding low mountain ranges whilst increasing water-borne deliveries from a large timber yard. “Infrastructure is the key to bringing about a modal shift,” says Joachim Zimmermann. “That is why we are consistent in our investments and the utilisation of our skill as commercial site developers. There is still room for improvement in the pace of planning permission – for this reason, we welcome all political initiatives that speed up approval processes. The ports sector has been advocating this for many years.” In 2020, bayernhafen Aschaffenburg is planning to initiate an investment programme that will involve allocating around € 10.5 million over a several-year period.

New companies attracted to bayernhafen Aschaffenburg

As a ‘site architect,’ bayernhafen creates the right conditions for attracting manufacturing and logistics companies, who use the port intensively to transport cargo and freight over long distances by inland waterway and rail. bayernhafen manages its land strategically, placing a consistent focus on recycling, rather than consuming, land. Through this successful combination of land and infrastructure, bayernhafen provides the companies operating from its ports with the best conditions for doing business. In May 2019, Teamlog inaugurated a further logistics centre at bayernhafen Aschaffenburg to manage the global spare parts business of axle manufacturer, SAF-Holland. The new warehouse, which started operations at the beginning of May 2019, is located on the redeveloped site of the former transformer station, directly next to RAIL.ONE, which inaugurated its concrete rail sleeper production facility on the site last year. The two companies already occupy two thirds of the 100,000 m2 redeveloped site, which is being made available by bayernhafen Aschaffenburg for reuse following the dismantling of the transformer station.

White fleet launches in bayernhafen Aschaffenburg

bayernhafen has been the operator of the Floßhafen municipal pier for cruise ships since January 2019. Over the course of the 2019 financial year, a total of 86 river cruise ships docked at the pier and more than 100 cruise ships have pre-registered for 2020. In 2020, bayernhafen is building a dedicated pier for passenger ships near Werftstraße on the Main river to relieve the pressure on the downtown Floßhafen pier caused by ship-to-bus transfers. This will reduce the bus traffic in the city centre of Aschaffenburg.

Anlegestelle Floßhafen - bayernhafen Aschaffenburg

On 1 January 2019, bayernhafen Aschaffenburg assumed the role of operator of the Floßhafen municipal river cruise ship pier. A total of 86 cruise ships docked at Aschaffenburg in 2019.

Klinikum Aschaffenburg-Alzenau – Berufsfachschule für Hebammen

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Klinikum Aschaffenburg-Alzenau - Berufsfachschule für Hebammen

Hafenbahnhofstraße 25
63741 Aschaffenburg


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Hafenbahnhofstraße 25
63741 Aschaffenburg

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24 July 2019 | Aschaffenburg

Teamlog opens new logistics centre for SAF-Holland

Source: Teamlog

For more than ten years, the logistics service provider Teamlog has managed SAF-Holland’s global spare parts business from bayernhafen Aschaffenburg. This cooperation has now received a further boost. Spurred on by the axle manufacturer’s steady growth, Teamlog built a second warehouse facility at its Limesstraße site to supply spare parts for axles, suspension systems and fifth wheels to more than 25 SAF-Holland sales subsidiaries around the world.

The new 13,500 m2 warehouse commenced operations at the beginning of May after a construction phase lasting only 10 months. Teamlog’s new warehouse for SAF-Holland is located on the reclaimed land of the former transformer station, directly next to the manufacturing plant RAIL.ONE opened in April 2018 to produce rail sleepers for short and long-distance rail traffic. Jointly, the two companies already occupy two thirds of the 100,000 m2 of reclaimed land which bayernhafen Aschaffenburg redeveloped for new use following the demolition of the transformer station.

The land owner bayernhafen, Teamlog, and the architects and construction companies commissioned by Teamlog worked closely together to develop sustainable solutions to infrastructural and construction-related challenges, such as the installation of supply lines, construction of additional access routes and the optimisation of outdoor storage/parking areas. ‘Site architect’ bayernhafen achieved this through leveraging its skill in land management. “We are particularly happy that we were not only able to convince an existing customer of the advantages of bayernhafen as a business location, but also to put the right infrastructure in place to enable successful business expansion,” says Wolfgang Filippi, the Branch Manager of bayernhafen Aschaffenburg.

Helping to protect the environment

The planning phase also took environmental aspects into account: The warehouse is thermally insulated and equipped with a heat pump, enabling it to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions. In addition, the warehouse is connected to a separative sewer system that channels unpolluted rainwater into the Main river. This is more environmentally friendly than transporting it to the sewage treatment plant and saves on the costs of waste water disposal.

bayernhafen and the neighbourhood – a true community

Teamlog uses forklifts equipped with lithium-ion batteries purchased from another of the companies also located in the port, the conveyance technology specialist, Suffel. Prefabricated concrete parts for the warehouse were produced and supplied by the construction company Dressler Bau from its plant in Stockstadt, close to Aschaffenburg. And Teamlog had previously invested in the renovation of the teamFOOD canteen, which is popular with employees both in and outside the port. Further testimony to the active spirit of community at the location of bayernhafen Aschaffenburg.

Teamlog’s new warehouse in Limesstraße measures 121,500 m³. This is a volume equivalent to 3.4 million crates of beer.

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KITA Logistics

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Guided Tours Aschaffenburg

Would you like to have a look around bayernhafen Aschaffenburg to get a personal impression of our port? Then we look forward to hearing from you. From time to time, we offer guided tours for schools, university students or other interested groups.

We generally tour the main area of the port on foot. If your group brings bicycles or a bus, we will guide you around the entire port area.

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Stefan Grünewald
Stefan Grünewald
Project Assistant, Management Accounting

Cargo Transfer & Logistics Aschaffenburg

In Aschaffenburg, we move goods of all kinds: In our handling facilities, we transfer mostly raw materials and bulk goods such as mineral oils, construction materials, cellulose, coal, steel and chemical intermediates. In dispatch, we concentrate on high-value industrial products, consumer/industrial timber, and recycling materials such as steel/scrap metals, paper and plastic. As a high-performance logistics company, this enables us to offer industrial and trading companies in the Bavarian Lower Main region access to global transport chains.

State-of-the-art technology is at your disposal for your cargo transfer operations. Our handling facilities ensure efficient, on-time handling of bulk goods, containers, groupage freight and heavy-lift goods. Pumping facilities and storage tanks ensure the supply of mineral oil and other liquid goods to the region. If you need to transfer exceptionally heavy and bulky goods, we handle this assignment at our dedicated cargo-transfer facilities.

Whether transport, storage, picking, processing, procuring, recycling or distributing, we work closely with the companies operating from our port to meet the demands you expect from high-performance logistics.

Would you like to find out more about our services or register your cargo transfer?

We would be happy to provide you with an individual offer.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Theo Franz
Theo Franz
Head of Production Division

Handling facilities

Our trimodal infra-/superstructure delivers a wide range of efficient cargo-handling solutions to meet the specific requirements of a diverse mix of goods, from bulk goods to break bulk, from heavy lift to containers.

  • Rail-mounted cranes up to 50 tonnes load-bearing capacity: 3
  • Mobile material-handling excavators up to 14 tonnes load-bearing capacity: 2
  • Heavy-lift transfer sites for loads up to 300 tonnes: 2
  • Heavy-lift transfer track for loads up to 300 tonnes: 1
  • Dedicated mineral oil pumping facilities: 4
  • Dedicated loading point for Calcium carbonate: 1
  • Trimodal handling facility for combined transport: 1
  • Full-container reach stacker: 1

Heavy-lift handling

bayernhafen Aschaffenburg provides excellent conditions for handling bulky, overlength and ultra-heavy-lift cargo.

At two handling facilities on quay 4 and quay 6, truck-mounted cranes cab be deployed to handle heavy-lift loads up to 300 tonnes. Our heavy-lift transfer track in Stockstadter Weg can also handle loads of up to 300 tonnes.

Loading of the coaster “Jenny”

Storage capacity

Our port provides suitably furnished/equipped capacity for the storage of bulk goods, groupage, liquids and heavy-lift cargo as well as combined transport unit loads. With numerous silos, oil tanks, container depots and technical facilities, we and the companies operating from our port are specialised in all manner of transportation storage.

Order picking and packaging, processing, recycling and finishing round off the range of comprehensive services and activities we offer.

  • Oil tank storage: 49,000 m³
  • Warehouse storage area: 84,000 m²

Rail Service Aschaffenburg


As a railway transport company, we offer a complete “last mile” service. Our dedicated locomotive fleet guarantees a seamless rail service, from traction to and from the electrified rail network to shunting services to our customers’ sidings.

Benefit from our services:

  • Freight train transfer from the central station to the port
  • Shunting services within the rail infrastructure of bayernhafen Aschaffenburg

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Theo Franz
Theo Franz
Head of Production Division
Fabian Pfennig
Fabian Pfennig
Rail/Cargo Handling Operations Scheduling / Electrical Workshop

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Land & Real Estate Management


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Infrastructure Aschaffenburg

Our high-performance infrastructure provides you with non-discriminatory and cost-effective access to the three equal modes of transport rail, road and inland waterway.

Furthermore, we efficiently manage the basic infrastructure such as the electricity network, water supply and sewerage system.

In order to provide the companies operating from our port with the best possible connections and accessibility, we permanently invest in the development of our infrastructure.

Should you experience any disruption or impediments when using our infrastructure, we can be reached around the clock via our location-wide hotline.

Central Disruption Management Infrastructure service number:
Tel: 0800 / 7240 320 (24 hr)

bayernhafen Aschaffenburg provides two docks and six quays with eleven cargo handling zones to handle your ship’s cargo.

bayernhafen Aschaffenburg maintains a high-performance publicly accessible rail infrastructure network complete with port marshalling yard, signalling control centre and a total of 24 kilometres of rail network for the companies operating from its location. A trimodal CT terminal complements the infrastructure.

Our generously dimensioned track facilities in the crane section and the freight yard enable easy shunting, assembling, loading and unloading of block trains. Block trains of up to 700 metres in length can enter and leave the freight marshalling yard in our port.

Almost 90% of bayernhafen’s land and four of the five quays are linked by rail to the port railway system.

bayernhafen Aschaffenburg is connected via Aschaffenburg Central Station to the trans-european rail network.

Our service facilities include workshops, which we rent to authorised persons subject to advance scheduling.

An infrastructure use agreement must be entered into prior to using the rail infrastructure service facilities.

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Theo Franz
Theo Franz
Head of Production Division