The ports of Bremen have experienced a significant increase in hinterland traffic over the past few years - this is what ISL found in the study “Updating the analysis and forecast of sea and hinterland traffic in the ports of Bremen” for the Bremen port management company bremenports. While the volume of transhipment traffic fell significantly between 2013 and 2018 due to relocation to competing ports, the ports of Bremen were able to increase their container traffic with the hinterland significantly compared to 2013. Almost half of the container traffic is transported by rail or inland waterway.
In addition to positive key figures from the past few years, the further development of the sector also looks good: the ports in the state of Bremen have positive prospects. The study is an important instrument for port planning and development as well as well-founded argumentation in the context of transport infrastructure measures and marketing activities in the hinterland of the seaport. Dr. Sönke Maatsch from ISL, who oversaw the study, also presented the results as part of the “Logistics Talk Virtuell” on September 23, 2020. Bremenports had invited various guests from politics and business - questions from the virtual audience were also answered and incorporated into the discussions.
The results of the study can be downloaded here [available in German only].