North Rhine-Westphalia: Inland ports with lower throughput
Symbolic photo (HGK): Port of Cologne / Niehl
The ports in the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia report an 8% lower throughput in 2020, compared to 2019. The reduction is apparently caused by the Covid-19 crisis. Since the state includes Duisburg and other larger ports with a combined turnover of more than 100 million tons, the tendency may represent the whole of inland navigation along the Rhine axis.
The detailed figures can be found here (external link, German language). A previous decline, very visible in the report from data of some years ago, is caused by the decision that ended coal mining within the state. Shipping of other commodities has been fairly constant.
Antwerp: MSC company train to Vienna
Symbolic photo (MSC): Intermodal company train
The port of Antwerp is now connected to Vienna by an intermodal train, operating four times per week exclusively for MSC shipping line, and carrying overseas container. The detailed statement by MSC Austria can be found here (external link). It shows a strong commitment to transport via the North Sea ports.
To MSC, the location of Vienna and the rest of Austria makes Trieste a natural choice for traffic to and from the Far East. Nevertheless, the new Antwerp train helps with connections to and from all the rest of the world. This train uses the Rhine-Alpine corridor between Antwerp and the Frankfurt area.
Rhine-Alpine Talks on 16 April: “Inland navigation”
We kindly invite you to the “Rhine-Alpine Talks” #8 on 16 April 2021, 11am – 12.30pm. It will deal with the topic “The Unlocked Potential of Inland Navigation to Green Rhine-Alpine Corridor”.
EGTC Rhine-Alpine: Vacancy available for project officer
In the name of the EGTC Rhine-Alpine, the town of Lahr, the Chamber of Commerce Südlicher Oberrhein and the Regionalverband Südlicher Oberrhein invite you to the online workshop „Förderung multimodaler Güterverkehre entlang des Oberrheins als Kernbereich des Rhein-Alpen-Korridors“ on 22 April, 14:00 – 16:00. This workshop is held in German language and especially targets the regional logistics operators and logistics industry.
24.03.2021 German Federal Funding for Rail Transport / Infrastructure Adjustments for 750-Meter-Trains / Additional Tracks to Ease Düsseldorf Bottleneck / Planning for Frankfurt Downtown Tunnel / Duisport: Preliminary Study for a Hydrogen Switcher / Rhine-Alpine Talks on 16 April: “Inland Navigation”