EUROGATE Container Terminal Bremerhaven this week handled its 1 millionth standard rail container, as more intermodal trains served the German gateway this year than in 2013.
The average number of trains hauling containerized freight to and from the port has increased about 2.4 percent year-over-year to about 312 weekly services. Annual intermodal rail volume to and from the port has grown 18.5 percent year-over-year to more than 160,000 containers, according to a EUROGATE news release.
“Efficient rail handling operations and good rail links help us to strengthen the competitiveness of our Bremerhaven location,” Wolfgang Schiemann, managing Director of EUROGATE Container Terminal Bremerhaven, said in a statement. “The market position of a port location nowadays is not only determined by its nautical accessibility, but to an increasing degree also by shore-based access possibilities.”
EUROGATE’s three Bremerhaven container terminals all enjoy intermodal rail access. There is daily intermodal service connecting shippers to multiple Germany cities, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovakia. The Port of Bremerhaven led Europe in vessel productivity in the first half, with a berth productivity rating of 92, according to JOC Port Productivity data.