The excellent trade relations between Austria und Hamburg go back for centuries. Since the 1950s, especially, the Port of Hamburg has gained in importance for the Austrian economy. It has been an important transhipment centre since the 1970s. Very good rail links and the Port of Hamburg’s worldwide liner service network are appreciated by firms Austria – with Hamburg topping Austria’s container traffic table for over 20 years. In 2015, the total Austrian container volume amounted to 703,000 TEU, thereof 295,000 TEU were handled in Hamburg.
Timber, paper, beverages, metal fittings, machinery and equipment were among the main types of goods handled.
Rail is the leading carrier for freight from Austria.98 percent of the Austrian container volume that is transshipped in Hamburg is transported by environmentally friendly rail. Therefore, 254 container train connections between terminals in Austria and the Port of Hamburg are offered on a weekly basis.