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Favourable Conditions for Rail Freight in Germany

In June, Germany took what was seen as a landmark decision when the government announced that it was going to invest around 350 million Euros to halve track charges for rail freight traffic as part of the ‘Masterplan for Rail ...Read More

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Migrants use freight trains to Germany

German police searching a freight trains in a small town found flattened water bottles and biscuit packaging under a freight container,suggesting that a migrant was on the train. Such finds are becoming increasingly common as freight trains gain popularity with ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports in October

The main destination for Turkish exports in October was Germany with $1.308 billion, followed by the U.K. with $1.049 billion, Iraq with $774 million and Italy with $739 million. The overall volume of exports decreased in comparison with the same ...Read More

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Shipping on Rhine in Germany increases as water rises

Freight shipping on all of the river Rhine in Germany has returned to its normal levels, as rain has raised water levels to allow full vessel loading. Levels on the River had been below normal since early September, compelling vessels ...Read More

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German September Exports Decline 0.7%

Seasonally-adjusted exports from Germany declined 0.7% in the year to September following a 3.4% gain seen the previous month, while imports declined 0.5% over the year after a 1.9% gain previously. During the first nine months of 2016, exports secured ...Read More

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Strong demand for German exports

Destatis, the German Statistical Office, noted that the rise in exports during March was attributable to stronger demand in the eurozone and across the European Union in general. By contrast, the value of goods delivered to overseas markets like the ...Read More

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German trade body expects 6% rise in exports

Germany's BGA wholesalers and exporters body raised its forecast for export growth for this year. They said that demand from Europe and the United States would offset weaker emerging export markets and any negative impact from Volkswagen's emissions scandal. The ...Read More

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Exports set for record year despite August dip

Germany is still on course for another record year of exports in 2015 in spite of a drop of 5.2 percent in August compared with the previous month, the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) reported on Thursday. "The world economy is ...Read More

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Weak euro bolsters exports from Germany

Germany's trade surplus hit a record high in July, as a weaker euro helped bolster exports to countries outside the eurozone, particularly the U.S. The Federal Statistical Office said that exports rose 2.4 percent to 103.4 billion euros ($115.25 billion), ...Read More

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German exports strong monthly rise

German exports rose at their fastest pace this year in May, encouraging expectations that Europe's largest economy will achieve stronger growth in the second quarter after expanding modestly in the first. Seasonally-adjusted exports climbed unexpectedly by 1.7% on the month ...Read More

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Exports Germany to Iran increase on sanctions easing

German exports to Iran jumped 30 percent last year to 2.4 billion euros, data from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Western sanctions were eased as progress was made in talks on the country's nuclear programme. Germany is traditionally Iran's biggest ...Read More

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Midlands Exports to continue growth

West Midlands exports are expected to continue growing, according to a report last year by Ernst & Young. the report described the area as an export “powerhouse”, predicting growth of over 8% between 2012 and 2017. Apart from automotive, the ...Read More

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German exports dive

Exports from Germany plunged in August by their largest volume since the height of the financial crisis, and leading institutes slashed forecasts for growth. The figures fuelled debate on whether Berlin is doing enough to prop up the domestic and ...Read More

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Freight train driver investigation, Germany

The driver of the freight train which collided with a passenger train in southern German city of Mannheim on Friday night last week is under investigation over suspected negligence, local media reported. The collision which left more than 30 people ...Read More

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UK Imports Wheat

Recent figures show that the UK had for a 23rd successive month imported more wheat than it exported, against the typical trend. Imports, although down 9.8% month on month at 113,861 tonnes, far exceeded exports, of 26,910 tonnes, a gain ...Read More

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German Military Exports on Hold

The government of Germany says it isn't authorizing any exports of military goods to Russia at present "because of the current political situation," leaving nearly 70 export applications on hold. The Economy Ministry replied to questions from the opposition Green ...Read More

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German exports, imports surge at fastest pace for 2 years

German exports and imports increased in January at the fastest pace in nearly two years, data showed on Tuesday. Data from the Federal Statistics Office showed seasonally-adjusted exports up 2.2 percent in January, well above a consensus forecast for a ...Read More

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German exports drive growth in Q4

Exports helped drive the German economy to 0.4 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, while domestic demand dropped. The statistics help to substantiate underlining concerns that Europe's largest economy is relying too heavily on foreign trade. The Federal ...Read More

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UK Export Forecasts Disappoint

An economic forecast published last week suggests that the UK can anticipate export growth of 0.3 per cent growth per year, until 2017 which is well behind the European average of one per cent.  It appears that exports to the ...Read More

Logistics Fair

The Transport Logistics Fair in Munich, Germany from June 4th to 7th will cover logistics, air cargo, packaging and IT, rail freight, ports and shipping.  It is the largest show of its kind, having 9 halls of exhibitors.

Shipping Line offering new routes

A new weekly Finland to Poland service will be offered by a Finnish shipping line between the ports of Rauma and Gdynia.  In the autumn they will also offer a bi-weekly service between UUsikaupunki on the west coast of Finland ...Read More

Frankfurt Germany loses freight volume

Frankfurt airport has announced that there will be fewer freighter flights in its summer timetable.  The number of freighter departures per week will be reduced by 1.3%, which reflects uncertainty in the global economy. The airport still regards itself as ...Read More

Co-operation for Freight Corridor

Ports in France, Switzerland and Germany have decided to co-operate more closely in developing the Rotterdam-Genoa freight corridor.  All are inland ports on the Rhine, and will especially aim to enhance rail freight connections. The nine ports currently handle about ...Read More

Shipping Line up for sale

The former state-controlled Danish/German shipping company, Scandlines, will be offered for sale in January.  The owners have been encouraged to sell by the talks between Denmark and Germany to build an under-sea tunnel link between the two countries within the ...Read More

Freight Driver shortage

Most countries in Europe are experiencing a severe shortage of freight truck drivers, as the career is less attractive to younger people.  In Germany around 40% ofdrivers will retire over the next 10-15 years. In Sweden half of all road ...Read More

Germany Container Freight Flatlines

The German Port of Hamburg has revised its predictions of freight container volumes downwards. This contrasts sharply with estimates earlier in the year from the port operator, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), which suggested a 5% year-on-year growth for 2012. ...Read More

Finland to Germany Rail Freight Link

Talks will begin in September to discuss the feasibility of a rail freight link from Helsinki to Berlin. The talks are connected to the 'Rail Baltica' project. The project is designed to shift major freight transport in Finland and the Baltic-rim ...Read More

Hamburg export and import volumes

Volumes of both import and export traffic through the Port of Hamburg in Germany increased in the first quarter of this year.  This was in spite of falling volumes of imports from the Asian continent. Hamburg is the second-largest port ...Read More

New Logistics Centre Germany

A new logistics centre will be built in the vicinity of Heilbronn, selected for its strategic location on the A81 transport corridor.  The new centre will be controlled by Stuttgart in Baden-Wurttemberg and will handle freight from all over Europe. ...Read More

Revolutionary Freight Technology

A new system which will lift unaccompanied trailers onto trains is set to revolutionise freight between Western and Eastern Europe.  The system which has been developed in Germany will be marketed to the UK logistics industry, with the aim of ...Read More

Rhine Shipping threatened

During one of the driest Novembers in record in Europe, shipping on the Rhine was forced to carry reduced volumes of freight, with consequent increases in freight rates. Rain has finally fallen in Germany and Austria, which has allowed ships ...Read More

Direct Rail Freight to China

This month a new direct rail container service from  Germany to China will be officially opened. The transit time of 23 days for a journey of about 11 000 kilometers will run from Leipzig to Shenyang in Northeast China.  The ...Read More

New Freight Logistics Centre for Rhine

This month sees the opening of a new 41 000 square metre logistics centre in Wiel am Rhein in south Germany.  30,000 EURO pallets can be stored at the same time and 18,000 square metres of floor space is available for storing ...Read More

Non Euro Exports on the increase

The Office for National Statistics has published figures showing that exports from the UK increased in August, compared with July.  The trade deficit narrowed more than expected with exports rising and imports falling slightly. The reduction in imports was inevitable ...Read More

New Rotterdam call for rail freight service

From September onwards,  the existing rail freight service between Rotterdam and Antwerp will also call at the Rail Service Center in Rotterdam. This creates direct access to the rail freight network in South and South-East Europe. This will help to ...Read More

Italian rail freight plans

A regional rail operator in north east Italy has set its sights on becoming an international rail freight supplier.  They have ordered 35 intermodal freight flat car from a Polish manufacturer, and intend to offer international services between Italy, Germany ...Read More

Logistics and Shipping Conference

Intermodal Europe will take place in Hamburg, Germany from 29 November to 1 December 2011.  Focussed on Logistics and Container Shipping by road, air and sea, you can either visit the Fair free of charge, or take a stand in ...Read More

Carbon tax for shipping?

Two major charities have published a joint report which claims that international shipping accounts for 3% of global emissions and that shipping companies should therefore pay a carbon tax of $25 per tonne.  Oxfam and the World Wide Fund for ...Read More

Autumn Freight Prospects

Danske Bank regularly publishes a Freight Forwarding Index, which reports the results of a survey of freight forwarders.  Volumes of freight seems to be contracting in July and August, compared with the previous two months, and the air sector is ...Read More

New Logistics Hub near Munich

A new base in Parsdorf near Munich will forward containers arriving by train from Hamburg for delivery of the cargo by road in the Munich area.  The new base forms part of the strategy to organise regional forwarding of shipping ...Read More

Freight Anniversary in Germany

On August 19, 2011 a single engined plane took off from a grass strip in Berlin carrying cargo only bound for Frankfurt.  Last week, the logistics industry in Germany celebrated this important event, re-inforcing the importance of air freight to ...Read More

Germany growth slowing

Growth in the German economy slowed unexpectedly in the second quarter of this year.  German GDP only increased by 0.1 percent in the quarter to June compared with the previous quarter. Although exports and investment made a positive contribution, imports ...Read More

Record Exports from Scotland

Food exports from Scotland passed £1bn last year according to figures from HM Revenue and Customs.  Sales of salmon and potatoes were particularly strong, while nearly two thirds of food sales came from fish and shellfish, which increased by 12% ...Read More