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275 Years of the Rhine-Ruhr Port of Duisburg

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275 Years of the Rhine-Ruhr Port of Duisburg

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:11 pm

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"275 Years of the Rhine-Ruhr Port of Duisburg"

The stamp shows us two stylized inland river ships and port facilities.

Rhein-Ruhr-Hafen Duisburg: ... The Rhine and Ruhr were decisive for the development of Duisburg from the start. At the mouth of the Ruhr was created in the 8th century a Carolingian royal court in a place that has been inhabited for a long time, where Frisian long-distance traders also settled. This courtyard, the centre of extensive estates, was expanded into a Palatinate in the 10th century and can be seen as the actual core of the developing city, which was shaped by trade and shipping on the Rhine until the 14th century. Even a shift in the Rhine beginning around 1200, which moved the river bed about four kilometres away from Duisburg, could not stop this abruptly. Only gradually, with the silting up of the Old Rhine arm, did the trade carried out across the Rhine cease to exist. Not only the Rhine but also the Ruhr frequently changed its course in the middle Ages. Around 1370 it flowed into the Rhine opposite Homberg and here, on the so-called Hemberger Wert, in 1371 Charles IV allowed the establishment of a customs collection point, from which the Ruhrort settlement developed. The first port was built there in 1716 and became the starting point for the largest inland port in the world. The really stormy phase of port development began in the middle of the 19th century. In 1848 the port was connected to the railway lines that were just being built, and in 1890 the expansion was driven forward with the construction of the north and south ports. This was followed in 1872 by the Kaiserhafen and by 1908 by the port basins A, B and C. Duisburg had a connection to the Rhine again from 1832 and was also connected to the Ruhr. Customs port, inner and outer ports were built. In 1889 the city took over the port facilities and expanded them to include the parallel port. Today, one-third of the shareholders of today's "Duisburg-Ruhrort Häfen AG" is the city of Duisburg, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Federal Republic of Germany. For decades, the Rhine-Ruhr port of Duisburg has been the main transhipment point, mainly for raw materials and products the coal and steel industry and the mineral oil industry. The annual handling volume of 50 to 60 million tons roughly corresponds to that of the Port of Hamburg.

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