Container throughput between Hamburg and Poland increases 33pc in 2011

2012 03 07

CONTAINER volumes handled between Hamburg and Poland recovered last year with feeder container traffic increasing 33.3 per cent to 238,000 TEU.

Trade between Hamburg and eastern Europe increased 38.7 per cent year on year to 1.07 million TEU.

Altogether five feeder services started in 2011 between Hamburg and the Baltic ports. The Polish ports of Gdansk, Gdynia, Swinoujscie and Szczecin are served from Hamburg by 11 feeder services offering 20 sailings a week.

Hamburg, with its rail connections and autobahn network, also acts as a hub for cargo originating in the eastern European hinterland. Estimates by Port of Hamburg Marketing show that road and rail freight volume between Hamburg and Poland amounted to 240,000 TEU.

Claudia Roller, CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing, will be at the Intermodal Conference held as part of Transport Week in Gdansk from March 6 - 8 to deliver a presentation on the topic: "The European market seen from the North Sea hub port Hamburg."

Source Shipping Gazette - Daily Shipping News

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