• 2017 February 16 13:14

    Port of Hamburg achieves record result on rail freight transport

    The 2016 annual results presented by representatives of Port of Hamburg Marketing at the port’s Annual Press Conference Hamburg indicated that in stiff competition with the main ports of Northern Europe, the port can claim an especially good trend for its seaport-hinterland rail services. Against the general trend for lower rail freight traffic volumes in Germany, the volume of freight transported into or out of the Port of Hamburg by rail reached 46.4 million tons and was up by 1.5 percent. Linking Hamburg with all hinterland economic regions, more than 200 freight trains per day reach or leave Europe’s largest rail port. A joint initiative by Warsteiner Brewery and its project partner Conjoin has contributed. These companies have offered a direct container block train for firms in North-Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) with the Port of Hamburg since last year.
     
    ‘We have once again been able to boost the proportion of freight being transported by rail. In 2016 freight totalling 46.4 million tons (up by1.5 percent) and 2.4 million TEU (up by 2.4 percent) was transported by rail into or out of the Port of Hamburg. Hamburg is further extending its position as Europe’s leading rail port. We are delighted about this record result. In this context, Warsteiner Brewery’s freight transport scheme is an outstanding example of sustainable corporate initiative,’ said Ingo Egloff, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing.
     
    Ulrich Brendel, Warsteiner Brewery’s Technical Director: ‘Offering a high level of service and low environmental load, with our partners we have been able to organize future-oriented freight transport logistics to link our region with the seaport. Along with our existing Munich and Berlin rail services, we are delighted to have this new port destination that naturally provides perfect service for our beer export business to 60 countries throughout the world.’
     
    Since early 2016, Warsteiner Brewery, and Conjoin have assembled a complete container block train several times per week. Apart from containers loaded with beer and seaborne containers, these transport swapbodies for other shippers in intermodal traffic between Warsteiner’s own terminal and the EUROKOMBI Terminal in the Port of Hamburg. Traction as well as technical service for the container train is provided by Westfälische Landes-Eisenbahn (WLE). Any spare capacity on the Warsteiner container train is offered to shippers and forwarders for transport of their containers or swapbodies. Conjoin looks after marketing, handling of transport bookings and pre- and post-carriage runs in the region. In this way Warsteiner is offering environment-friendly, sustainable transport logistics technology for all companies in NRW and forwarders in the Hamburg area.
     
    About Warsteiner Brewery
    Warsteiner Brewery, founded in 1753, is among Germany’s largest privately-owned breweries. Its flagship is the WARSTEINER Premium Pilsener brand, among the most popular beer brands in the country. Apart from Warsteiner Brewery, Warsteiner Group also owns Paderborn Brewery (Paderborner, Isenbeck, Weissenburg), Herford Brewery (incl. Herforder Pils), Frankenheim Private Brewery (Frankenheim Alt) as well as a stake in König Ludwig Schlossbrauerei Kaltenberg (König Ludwig Dunkles, König Ludwig Weissbier, König Ludwig Hell). Warsteiner Group meanwhile markets its products in over 60 countries around the world.




2017 July 21

11:37 MAIB reports on tug Dominigue capsize accident in Madagascar resulting in 2 fatalities
11:19 In HI’2017 TransContainer transported 869,000 TEUs, up 18.7% Y-o-Y
10:58 Academic Pashin tanker underwent inclining experiment at Nevsky Shipyard
10:23 First Damen dredger for Australia TSHD 650 en route to Gippsland Ports
10:16 JFSE launches patented revolutionary jetting technology for subsea excavation
09:59 Oil spill response workshop held in Senegal
09:34 Indicative bunker prices go up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 964 points

2017 July 20

18:35 Wärtsilä reports order intake and net sales growth in H1 2017
18:10 Workshop of International Dialogue on Migration held in Geneva
17:49 ClassNK Singapore marks 50 years with anniversary party
17:35 UK's MCA conducts exercise for response to spills from shipping and offshore installations
17:13 DNV GL releases its updated NOx TIER III compliance guide
17:01 Port of Rotterdam half-year cargo volumes rose 3,9%
16:54 RF Navy's large tonnage warships are training in Kronstadt before the Main Navy Parade
16:35 LUKOIL Board of Directors approves members of Company Management Committee
16:14 Van Oord wins contract for mega waterfront project in Dubai
16:03 No visible drivers on the bunker market so far, expert says
15:53 MacGregor to supply on-vessel equipment to Excelerate Energy
15:31 HHI offers smart ship ICT technology for better navigation and management of ships
15:12 Boskalis contracted to build Stockholm Norvik Port quay wall in Sweden
15:08 Long Beach City Council confirms Colonna, Lowenthal appointments to Board of Harbor Commissioners
14:51 Swedegas and Fluxys LNG start cooperation for LNG project in the port of Gothenburg
14:32 BV granted approval in principle for Wison’s 50MW floating LNG power supply barge
14:06 Cargo shipments by North-Western Shipping Company up 5% to 2.76 mln t in HI’2017
13:40 Marine Recruiting Agency in HI'17 increased the number of graduates by 58%
13:17 Austal continues industry engagement with Queensland businesses for OPV project
12:55 FESCO delivered outsized Power Machine’s equipment to Vietnamese Power Plant under construction
12:33 Port of Gdansk throughput up 3.6% to 18.57 mln t in Jan-June'17
12:11 OSU researchers work to improve AUVs’ energy efficiency
11:58 HII's NNS gets $148.7 million as CVN 80 contract modification
11:50 Frigate ‘Admiral Makarov’, corvette ‘Stoyky’ and major missile boat ‘Dimitrovgrad entered the Neva River
11:29 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:12 Bureau Veritas and Ascenz join forces in ship performance agreement
10:36 USPA submits to Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure a revised draft of the Port Dues Methodology
10:14 Kongsberg Maritime secures first order for autonomous surface vehicle control system K-MATE
09:52 Supervisory board of Tallink Grupp start exploratory process relating to potential strategic options
09:33 Port of Tallinn announces the winner of the design contest for the Old City Harbour bridge
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 948 points

2017 July 19

18:24 Tele-Fonika Kable to acquire JDR
18:11 Rolls-Royce signs new service agreement
18:00 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-June'17 grew by 8% to 6.60 mln t
17:44 Throughput of port Vyborg up 3% to 608,000 t in 6M’17
17:28 JDR awarded contract for the provision of termination and testing services for Beatrice offshore windfarm project
17:25 GE and Maersk Drilling accelerate their digital partnership to drive industry transformation
17:02 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 10% to 9.13 mln t in Jan-June'17
16:38 Port of Los Angeles to extend public comment, review period for draft SEIR on China Shipping Container Terminal project
16:20 Throughput of port Primorsk in 6M’17 down 4% Y-o-Y to 31.34 mln t
16:00 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in HI'17 climbed by 5% Y-o-Y to 66.3 mln t
15:37 The Port Authority Police Department files disciplinary charges against police supervisors
15:16 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 14% to 50.94 mln t in HI’2017
15:13 Port of Antwerp half-year throughput rose 2.8% to more than 111 mln tonnes
14:53 Vladimir Putin signs amendments to the Federal Law on Seaports
14:31 Port of Los Angeles ends FY2017 with record volumes of 9.2 million TEUs
14:15 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard to launch chemical carrier of Project RST27М built for BF Tanker on July 21 (photo)
13:40 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg welcomes legendary four-masted barque "Sedov"
13:11 Port of Long Beach Q2 container traffic rises 8.3% to nearly 1.9 million TEUs
12:56 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 7% to 26.02 mln t in 6M’17
12:27 Peel Ports begins second phase of Liverpool2 expansion
12:08 Barrow’s 150th anniversary parade marks milestone in history of port and town