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Business with Portsmouth’s twin city Duisburg

June 14, 2023

Would your business like to work with Portsmouth’s twin city Duisburg in Germany?

Described as interactive and innovative, Duisburg is a city in Germany’s Rhineland, the fifth largest in Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia with a population of over half a million. Its leading sectors include manufacturing, steel and electrical industries, financial services and logistics. The city boasts a GVA of 15,010M euros.

Duisburg has the world’s largest inland port, located at the confluence of the Rhine  and its tributary the Ruhr. It is officially regarded as a seaport connecting with ports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Container throughput is 4.2M with more than 40 million tonnes of various goods being handled by more than 20,000 ships calling at the port.

Duisburg is open for business and leads the Ruhr area in terms of new construction and remains the top city in the Rhine-Ruhr region for logistics.

The city is renowned for its steel industry but in recent years is investing in green technologies with a passion to work towards becoming net zero. A hydrogen cluster has been created with ambitions to become a real-world laboratory for the research and application of hydrogen in industry and transport.

The city has four universities and ten research institutes with 19,000 students.

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