HAMBURG/BRAUNSCHWEIG. Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) and the Braunschweig port operations company have signed up to a strategic partnership to promote inland shipping for container hinterland traffic between the two ports. For the roughly 180 kilometres between Hamburg and Braunschweig, which is too short a distance for rail, inland waterway vessels with a transit time of 24 hours can be a viable alternative to container transport by road. In 2019, 70,000 TEUs were moved between the ports via inland waterways.
BREMEN. In October, Jörg Conrad, long-term CEO and shareholder of the Leschaco Group, died after a short illness.