Port of Hamburg acheives 21.7 million tons of throughput in the first quarter of 2018
This year’s first-quarter throughput total was notable for a rise in conventional general cargoes and a lower figure of bulk cargoes.
May 21, 2018
By Ang Yi An
Preliminary data indicate an upswing in first-quarter transhipment services by feedership in Hamburg. At 829,000 TEU, the figure for transhipment boxes handled in Hamburg was down by 3.6 percent on the first quarter of 2017. Of this fall, 94 percent was attributable to empty box handling. The landside seaport-hinterland traffic achieved a stable result of 1.3 million TEU in the first quarter. Container transport by rail made excellent progress. In the first three months 612,000 TEU were transported on Port of Hamburg rail services. This represented an advance of 4.1 percent, underlining Hamburg’s leadership as Europe’s No. 1 rail port. Around 13 percent of all German rail freight traffic starts or ends in the Port of Hamburg. Offering 2100 container train services per week, Hamburg is extremely well connected with all Germany’s most economically active regions, as well as those elsewhere in Europe and China.