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A tripartite challenge

We are living in challenging times, and companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are feeling the effects of this. There are even rumours behind closed doors that we are sitting on a powder keg, so to speak. One thing is certain, though – following the latest developments, logistics experts have gathered experience that is now being incorporated into very specific solution strategies.

A tripartite challenge

We are living in challenging times, and companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are feeling the effects of this. There are even rumours behind closed doors that we are sitting on a powder keg, so to speak. One thing is certain, though – following the latest developments, logistics experts have gathered experience that is now being incorporated into very specific solution strategies.

Time is short, time is money – chop-chop!

Grüezi, Servus or Hallo? Greetings are not the only thing that differs across the German-speaking world. This is also evident in an interview with Philipp Muster, Director of the Swiss Shippers’ Council, and Hagen Pleile, Head of the BVL Competence Center Austrian Shippers’ Council, who shine a light on German culture.

Flexible regional networks and crisis response

TFG Transfracht connects the D-A-CH region by transporting around 4,000 TEU of cargo environmentally friendly every day between six seaports – including Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven. The Deutsche Bahn subsidiary states that it has the densest train network in seaport hinterland services in Europe.

Time is short, time is money – chop-chop!

Time is short, time is money – chop-chop!

Grüezi, Servus or Hallo? Greetings are not the only thing that differs across the German-speaking world. This is also evident in an interview with Philipp Muster, Director of the Swiss Shippers’ Council, and Hagen Pleile, Head of the BVL Competence Center Austrian Shippers’ Council, who shine a light on German culture.

Flexible regional networks and crisis response

Flexible regional networks and crisis response

TFG Transfracht connects the D-A-CH region by transporting around 4,000 TEU of cargo environmentally friendly every day between six seaports – including Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven. The Deutsche Bahn subsidiary states that it has the densest train network in seaport hinterland services in Europe.

News & People

TCU appoints Andreas Hüsing

TCU appoints Andreas Hüsing

BREMEN. In September, Andreas Hüsing transferred to the seaport hinterland specialist Transcontainer-Universal (TCU) to become Head of Operations. His predecessor, Marcel Sames, had gone to TFG Transfracht.

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A tripartite challenge

A tripartite challenge

We are living in challenging times, and companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are feeling the effects of this. There are even rumours behind closed doors that we are sitting on a powder keg, so to speak. One thing is certain, though – following the latest developments, logistics experts have gathered experience that is now being incorporated into very specific solution strategies.

A growth engine at full steam

A growth engine at full steam

Since Poland joined the EU in 2004, it has demonstrated impressive, economic development. However, the world market situation has not stopped at the country’s borders, as experts in the local logistics market are quick to testify.

Logistics Story

Flexible regional networks and crisis response

Flexible regional networks and crisis response

TFG Transfracht connects the D-A-CH region by transporting around 4,000 TEU of cargo environmentally friendly every day between six seaports – including Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven. The Deutsche Bahn subsidiary states that it has the densest train network in seaport hinterland services in Europe.

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Piloted from Bremen

Piloted from Bremen

Cross-border logistics are standard practice in shipping. However, not all shipments have Germany either as the origin or the destination point. When it comes to such complex cross trades, smooth planning and handling are particularly important. Hansa Meyer Global relies on its globally based offices for this, as well as brain power in the Bremen headquarters.

Thinking outside the box

Thinking outside the box

The EMS-Fehn-Group specialises in particularly large, voluminous and heavy loads. In addition to technical expertise and its own equipment, the Leer-based company group considers good external and internal communication as its key USP.

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Behind the Scenes

Time is short, time is money – chop-chop!

Time is short, time is money – chop-chop!

Grüezi, Servus or Hallo? Greetings are not the only thing that differs across the German-speaking world. This is also evident in an interview with Philipp Muster, Director of the Swiss Shippers’ Council, and Hagen Pleile, Head of the BVL Competence Center Austrian Shippers’ Council, who shine a light on German culture.

“Chivalry is still appreciated”

“Chivalry is still appreciated”

The number of potential faux pas is not automatically dependant on how close your business partner’s home country is to yours. There are plenty of missteps that can be made in neighbouring Poland – whether it be toasting with the wrong phrase or choosing the wrong lavatory.

Cutting a “Bella Figura” with long socks

Cutting a “Bella Figura” with long socks

Italians enjoy a widespread reputation for their impeccable fashion sense. This also extends to professional spheres. As well as the right outfit, those wishing to do business there should come prepared with a healthy appetite and allow plenty of time.

Digitalisation

Hinterland is not “hinterwäldlerisch”

Hinterland is not “hinterwäldlerisch”

Where digitalisation is concerned, many people think of seaport terminals, but this has long been becoming more important in the hinterland. The container terminals in Osnabrück (CTOS) and Nuremberg (TriCon) demonstrate how much IT is already in use in inland terminals.

Growing together

Growing together

Automation, digitalisation – and then what? The impact of these trends on port employment, the skills required in the future and potential solutions are currently being explored within the IHATEC “Portskill 4.0” research project. One thing is certain: the future is dependent on port workers.

First-rate transformation process

First-rate transformation process

With the Smart Port concept, bremenports not only wants to drive digitalisation in its ports, but also promote networking between stakeholders in order to remain competitive in the long term.

Hinterland is not “hinterwäldlerisch”

Hinterland is not “hinterwäldlerisch”

Where digitalisation is concerned, many people think of seaport terminals, but this has long been becoming more important in the hinterland. The container terminals in Osnabrück (CTOS) and Nuremberg (TriCon) demonstrate how much IT is already in use in inland terminals.

Growing together

Growing together

Automation, digitalisation – and then what? The impact of these trends on port employment, the skills required in the future and potential solutions are currently being explored within the IHATEC “Portskill 4.0” research project. One thing is certain: the future is dependent on port workers.

First-rate transformation process

First-rate transformation process

With the Smart Port concept, bremenports not only wants to drive digitalisation in its ports, but also promote networking between stakeholders in order to remain competitive in the long term.

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East Frisia’s “special catamaran”

East Frisia’s “special catamaran”

Ostfriesische Volksbank runs its shipping activities like a catamaran – with two distinct hulls. The first hull is its maritime shipping department and the second is its branch office, Bank für Schifffahrt, which acts as a specialist financier for inland waterway transport.

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Together, hybrid research is better

Together, hybrid research is better

At the Maritime Technical Centre Leer, scientists from the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Maritime Sciences at Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) in Bremerhaven are jointly driving maritime research forward.

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East Frisia’s “special catamaran”

East Frisia’s “special catamaran”

Ostfriesische Volksbank runs its shipping activities like a catamaran – with two distinct hulls. The first hull is its maritime shipping department and the second is its branch office, Bank für Schifffahrt, which acts as a specialist financier for inland waterway transport.

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Together, hybrid research is better

Together, hybrid research is better

At the Maritime Technical Centre Leer, scientists from the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Maritime Sciences at Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) in Bremerhaven are jointly driving maritime research forward.

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