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DGAP-News: VTG expands its business operations in the tank container logistics sector

VTG Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Miscellaneous

22.01.2014 / 11:08

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VTG expands its business operations in the tank container logistics sector

- VTG subsidiary VOTG now certified to transport feedingstuffs

- The tank container logistics sector portfolio further strengthened and extended

Hamburg, 22 January, 2014. VTG Aktiengesellschaft (WKN: VTG999), one of the leading wagon hire and rail logistics companies in Europe, has expanded its business operations through its subsidiary VOTG. The company is now authorized to transport feedingstuffs, and has thereby succeeded in positioning itself on an even broader basis in the market. The GMP+ B4 certification ensures full compliance with the strict requirements associated with the transportation of these sensitive goods.

'The transport of feedingstuffs has been growing continuously over recent years. To this end, stringent demands have been placed on transport containers in terms of cleanliness to ensure that products do not suffer any damage. The certification shows that we fulfil these requirements to the fullest extent and that we are also able to respond to ever-increasing customer demands in matters of product cleanliness', says a delighted Heike Clausen, the Managing Director of VOTG. 'We have set up a tank container fleet specifically for this purpose and adapted our quality and transport documentation.'

Transporting products in accordance with the GMP+ guidelines for feedingstuffs has enabled VOTG to extend its product portfolio and reduce the company's dependency on individual product groups. The focus of the business shall remain on the transport of chemical and petroleum products. Instituting the GMP+ systems demonstrates that the company is open to new product types.

The GMP+ Feed Certification Scheme is issued by the independent organization GMP+ International. The system serves the global certification of feed businesses and is intended to guarantee the cleanliness of feedingstuffs and reassure consumers that the feed products are responsibly handled along the entire production chain. The GMP+ B4 standard refers to the transport of feedingstuffs. The GMP+ certificate is location-based and monitored annually by the certification body and by unannounced audits on samples by GMP International. The system, which was established in Mutterstadt, is also transferable to other VOTG locations.

About VTG:
VTG Aktiengesellschaft is one of Europe's leading wagon hire and rail logistics companies. The company has the largest private wagon fleet in Europe. Globally, the fleet consists of some 52,700 wagons, with a focus on tank cars and state-of-the-art high capacity freight cars and flat cars. In addition to the hiring of wagons, the Group offers comprehensive multi-modal logistics services, mainly around rail transport, and global tank container transports.

With a fleet of approximately 10,100 tank containers VTG Tank Container Logistics Division offers global transportation and logistics services. Its focus is on the transport of chemical and petroleum products and its multimodal tank containers run on road, water or rail. In addition, the international customers receive tailor-made, flexible concepts for worldwide logistics chains. The company is recognized as one of the largest providers of logistics services for liquid chemical products.

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