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Growing container transport from Sweden to Hamburg

Sweden among Port of Hamburg's top five trading partners

Container traffic between Sweden and Hamburg rose 11.8 per cent to 334,000 TEU (20-foot containers) in 2018 making the kingdom stand out in Baltic Sea connections. Sweden ranks fourth among the top ten most important trading partners for the Port of Hamburg and second among European trading partners.

Close economic ties

“Hamburg and Sweden have had close links since the days of the Hanseatic League,” said Ingo Egloff, Chairman of Hafen Hamburg Marketing e. V. “Connections to Sweden and the share of cargo have increased gratifyingly in recent years and we hope that this development will continue.” Hamburg is connected to Sweden via eleven liner services, which operate weekly. Both feeder and overseas ship-owners operate ships between 500 and 1,600 TEU parking capacity. Containers are transported in intracontinental short sea shipping as well as intercontinental transhipment.

German-Swedish event in Stockholm

Hafen Hamburg Marketing and Seehafen Kiel and Schramm Ports & Logistics hosted a first German-Swedish port event in Stockholm on March 28, 2019 attended by 80 guests from transport and shipping companies. Marina Basso Michael, Head of Baltic Sea Market Development at Hafen Hamburg Marketing, remarked: “Our event in Stockholm provided an important platform for further exchange among existing and potential trading partners. Swedish and German companies as well as ports will benefit equally from this.”

Sweden – partner country at Hanover Fair

Hamburg and Sweden are closely linked at this year’s Hanover Fair. And Hamburg is proving the launching pad for Swedish start-ups eyeing the German market, said Senator Michael Westhagemann, President of the Authority for Economics, Transport and Innovation. Swedish exhibitors in Hanover are among the world’s leading suppliers of smart industry solutions and are thus attractive for international co-operation.

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