GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

HAMBURG, Apr 6 (FAM) – The Port of Hamburg remains Austria’s most important trading partner in containerized shipping with record total volume of 296,000 TEU in 2016. Alexander Till, Manager of the Port of Hamburg Representative Office in Vienna, is convinced that the trend will also continue this year: ‘Following many discussions with Austrian decision-makers in the first quarter, one may say that 2017 too will again be a successful year for the Port of Hamburg in Austria.’

The background for this view is that more and more decision-makers are realizing that 98 percent of shipments to and from Austria via Hamburg are being handled by environment-friendly rail. ‘At a time when ecological footprint per container is of growing importance, this gives the Port of Hamburg a crucial competitive advantage,’ states an optimistic Alexander Till.