• 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.

2018 March 22

12:58 Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings joins the Green Award scheme in support of clean environment
12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18
16:39 Pavel Bezmaternykh elected as Director of Eastern-Siberian Inland Navigation Company
16:18 Port of Gdansk overhauls its quays
16:00 Novikombank provides a $100 million loan to STLC
15:47 Huntington Ingalls names two vice presidents
15:21 Gulf Island Fabrication secures contracts for two specialized vessels
15:04 Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to be held in Dubai on 29-31 October as part of UAE Maritime Week
14:42 LUKOIL’s profit in 2017 more than doubled YoY to RUB 418.8 bln
14:23 Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges
13:56 IMO launches a video outlining how GMN initiative is uniting MTCCs into a global network
13:29 Ulstein built SOV Acta Auriga completes sea trials
13:11 Dubai will host MARACAD Maritime Innovation Awards on 3 October 2018
13:02 MARACAD 2018 will be held in Dubai on 2-3 October
12:30 17 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
12:09 Port of Quebec to cooperate with Port of Zeebrugge
11:47 Port of Immingham and partners hosted Driving Safety Forward forum
11:39 Vostochny Port JSC exported 5 million tonnes of coal YTD (photo)
10:50 Claimants and defendants in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port come to amicable agreement
10:31 Finnlines plans to lengthen two more Ro-Ro ships
10:15 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $67.58, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.25% to $63.7
09:51 ABP's Port of Ayr took delivery of Liebherr crane
09:44 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,122 points
08:08 Scottish ports secure AEO status for Leith, Rosyth and Grangemouth
00:32 Ontario Government accepts Damen proposal for full ferry electrification

2018 March 20

18:20 Sirius Petroleum announces delivery of compact well head systems for Ororo-4 and Ororo-5
18:02 Leningrad Region Governor visits Vyborg Shipyard
17:56 PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals enhances Nhava Sheva connectivity with first barge and train volumes
17:40 Van Oord posts results for 2017
17:25 Nevsky Shipyard designed a unique test stand
16:58 Multi-Link Terminals Ltd Oy orders Konecranes ship-to-shore crane for its Helsinki terminal
16:40 SMM 2018: green shipping makes headway
16:01 Transit shipments of containers on Russian Railways' network increased by 40% in January-February 2018
15:36 Rotterdam, the Netherlands will host 21st Ballast Water Management Conference on 7-8 November, 2018
15:13 NWSA container volumes grow 6 percent in February 2018
14:50 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim spoke at International Shipping Summit in Istanbul
14:24 More than half of spaces at icebreaker Arktika being built by Baltiysky Zavod are ready for outfitting (photo)
14:12 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
13:35 Dredging works to be performed at seaport of Vladivostok
13:13 BP charters Safe Caledonia for West of Shetland
12:47 Traffic of passenger cars and buses through Crimea Bridge to be launched in May 2018 – RF Transport Ministry (photo)