Thomas G. Ernst & Co.

Less German Seatransport in Europe

The Hamburg Shipbrokers' Association (VHSS) releases new statistics

As per the last circular from the VHSS the Seatransport of the 1st half 2013 was 2,6pct less than the previous years' 1st half - the Containertransport was 1,9 pct less than the same period in 2012.

However, statistically the whole German Seatransport developed very positively during the past 4 years:
2009 the seagoing transport was 259,445,000 tons p.a. and increased steadily until 2012 with
295,103,000 tons p.a. (according to STATISTISCHES BUNDESAMT).
Interesting: When the big Crisis started the German Seatransport was 369,645,000 tons p.a.
Along way to go !