• 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 May 30

10:09 Fincantieri signs cooperation agreement for the development of natural gas power systems
09:35 Сombat capabilities of RF Navy’s submarines and surface ships to be increased through modernisation
09:21 MOL confirms 2% in average CO2 reduction with windshield installed on bow of containership

2017 May 29

18:39 Port Corpus Christi receives the largest vessel to call on a Gulf of Mexico port
18:06 Deltamarin container vessel design to be built in China
17:49 The course of the Port Railway Line will be altered in the port of Rotterdam
17:26 Ulstein awarded contract by China Merchant Group 1 + 9
17:06 Konecranes receives order from HHLA for 25 AGVs with lithium-ion battery drives
16:47 Marseille Fos to cut port dues for eco-friendly ships
16:42 Krylov State Research Center hosted the conference devoted to innovations and effectiveness in naval shipbuilding
16:18 Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg welcomed 9 cruise ships last week
15:55 Cruise ship Thomson Celebration made its inaugural call to Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg
15:29 Transneft Volga Region to export 40 million tons of oil a year through Novorossiysk port
14:46 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 10,021 in RF spot market
14:23 FESCO starts regular rail transportation of export cargo to the ports of St. Petersburg
13:58 French Maritime Academy representatives visit WMU
13:30 ABS Nautical Systems simplifies MRV compliance
13:01 Wärtsilä introduces dedicated organisation to drive digital transformation
12:59 DNV GL to launch the LNG Fuel Finder
12:27 Russian oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky is escorting the sailing ship Nadezhda in the Gulf of Aden
12:02 Members of the European Parliament assess Lithuania’s Rail Baltica progress
11:36 Gondán announces delivery of first European-built dual-fuel tug
10:54 Rosmorport appoints Elena Bulanova as Acting Director of its Vanino Branch (photo)
10:28 Satcom Global completes rapid rollout of Aura VSAT across Parakou fleet
10:01 Brent Crude futures price down 0.25% to $52.38, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.28% to $49.66
09:40 Cruise liner Knyaz’ Vladimir set sail for test voyage (photo)
09:15 Baltic Dry Index down to 912 points

2017 May 28

08:59 Carnival Corporation to offer Alipay payment services onboard its fleet in Asia
05:57 Majestic Princess begins journey to China along the Silk Road sea route

2017 May 27

15:56 US Commission meets to discuss regulatory reform initiative & ocean carrier alliances
15:54 Seaspan accepts delivery of 14000 TEU SAVER Containership
07:48 DNV GL releases the new issue of MARITIME IMPACT magazine
07:45 Yilport starts investments in Ecuador’s Puerto Bolívar container terminal by installing two mobile harbor cranes

2017 May 26

18:07 OOCL enhances Intra-Asia service network by launching the ITS and VJS products
17:48 Biofouling was on the agenda at the latest in a series of IMO workshops
17:40 Wärtsilä’s hybrid system increases offshore supply vessel’s engine efficiency
17:24 IMO treaty supporting free flow of international maritime traffic is the subject of a regional seminar in Bangkok
16:52 JSC “Latvijas kuģniecība” posts net profit of USD 0.16 mln in Q1 2017
16:00 Shanghai Maritime Court representatives visit WMU
15:33 Europort Masterclasses shape industry thinking
15:09 Press-conference devoted to new cruise opportunities held onboard Princess Anastasia in St. Petersburg
14:45 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg hosted business meeting with Royal Caribbean Cruises and Arctur Travel
14:11 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg BoD held regular meeting on 24 May 2017
13:36 Hydrographic boat of Project К 1100 Meridian launched at the port of Kaliningrad (photo)
12:58 MOL launches R & D on autonomous ocean transport system
12:27 Pacific Regional Search and Rescue workshop held in Auckland, New Zealand on 22-26 May
12:10 London will host 8th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response on 13-14 September 2017
11:39 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim spoke at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon
11:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contracts for m/v Astarte with Glencore and m/v Erato with Phaethon
10:43 Training with all-arms forces of RF Navy's Northern Fleet started in the Barents Sea
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.60% to $51.13, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.78% to $48.52
10:06 Jacksonville harbor deepening awarded $17.5M in federal funding for construction
09:48 Indicative bunker prices continue going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:31 Navios Maritime Partners acquires five 4,250 TEU container vessels from Rickmers Maritime
09:14 Baltic Dry Index down to 918 points
08:06 BPA attracts SM Line to bolster cargo volume at Busan Port
06:26 NYK bulk carrier rescues fishermen off the coast of Peru

2017 May 25

18:30 Rostov Port Group partners with Donskoy Krepezh to acquire 80% of interest in construction company PROSPEKT
17:06 Panama Canal sets new record for largest-capacity vessel
16:17 BMT signs submarine framework agreement in Norway