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German exports reduced in July

German exports dropped by 0.9% month-on-month in July, from +0.2% MoM in June. At the same time, imports increased by 1.4% MoM, from -3.2% MoM in June. Th...
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Posted on September 13, 2023

Growth in railfreight from Hamburg port

Freight transport from and to Hamburg was dominated by environment-friendly container transport by rail. Rail freight achieved double digit growth in 2019...
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Posted on February 23, 2020

Increase in freight volume through German ports

300 million tons of freight was carried by container and other cargo vessels via German sea ports in 2018, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In...
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Posted on August 2, 2019

Elbe upgrade gives port of Hamburg opportunity

The Elbe entrance to the port of Hamburg is being upgraded, which gives a positive signal for shipping companies and shippers in Germany and internationall...
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Posted on May 27, 2019

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 trac...
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Posted on December 2, 2017

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 ...
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Posted on October 12, 2017

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 I...
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Posted on December 2, 2016

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. Lev...
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Posted on November 27, 2016

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% ...
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Posted on November 11, 2016

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 Eur...
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Posted on May 27, 2016

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 w...
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Posted on November 8, 2015

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 Fed...
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Posted on October 13, 2015

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 ...
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Posted on September 27, 2015

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 seco...
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Posted on July 21, 2015

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 pr...
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Posted on March 2, 2015

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 “po...
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Posted on December 2, 2014

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 growt...
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Posted on October 12, 2014

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 ...
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Posted on August 8, 2014

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...
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Posted on June 13, 2014

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," leavin...
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Posted on April 26, 2014

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...
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Posted on March 15, 2014

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 substan...
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Posted on March 6, 2014

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...
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Posted on August 19, 2013

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. ¬...
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Posted on June 8, 2013

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 off...
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Posted on May 4, 2013

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 r...
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Posted on April 6, 2013

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...
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Posted on December 15, 2012

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 t...
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Posted on December 13, 2012

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 arou...
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Posted on September 20, 2012

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 f...
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Posted on August 26, 2012

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' pro...
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Posted on August 24, 2012

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 fallin...
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Posted on May 18, 2012

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...
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Posted on May 2, 2012

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 ...
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Posted on January 19, 2012

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 ...
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Posted on December 13, 2011

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 ...
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Posted on November 4, 2011

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 s...
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Posted on October 22, 2011

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 narr...
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Posted on October 13, 2011

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 c...
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Posted on October 7, 2011

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 freig...
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Posted on September 28, 2011

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 ...
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Posted on September 20, 2011

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 ...
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Posted on September 19, 2011

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 c...
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Posted on September 18, 2011

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 b...
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Posted on September 10, 2011

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 industr...
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Posted on August 27, 2011

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 comp...
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Posted on August 22, 2011

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...
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Posted on August 18, 2011
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