With an increase of 2,550 standard containers (TEU), the company more than trebled the number of containers delivered or dispatched by railway. In comparison to the first half of 2014, this number has grown by 242 percent, from 1,050 TEU to 3,600 TEU.
Rail Transport Is The Future
Dr. Georg Böttner, Managing Director of HCCR, is pleased with this result: “The significant increase in containers handled via rail shows that we have chosen a good strategy. We are consciously focusing on rail as a mode of transport. In this sense, our train station at the Port of Hamburg plays a key role. With over 720 metres of usable siding, we are able to use the maximum railway carriage length permissible for transport in western Germany. Our shipping company customers are finding our offers for handling containers via rail very attractive.”
Extension Pays Off
In November 2014, the HCCR had extended the usable siding at its facility at the Port of Hamburg to 720 metres. This is paying off more and more. Thanks to the enormous growth in rail transport, HCCR was able to increase the number of repaired containers at their location in Altenwerder Damm by 10 percent year on year in the first half of 2015.
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