Metrans to Expand German Rail Network


Metrans, the rail subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has announced it plans to schedule a call at Göttingen, and thereby provide closer links within its domestic German network in a new move to expand its service offerings.

Metrans at present provides four weekly connections between Hamburg’s container terminals and Göttingen, as well as the Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) in Adelebsen.

Containers can be loaded and discharged here, with the terminal also being used for storage.

This means that empty container runs between Göttingen and Hamburg or Munich can be avoided.

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Metrans makes a stopover in Göttingen, where they leave some of the carriages or pick up new ones for transport to Nuremberg, Munich or Hamburg.

Until recently, trucks were used for container transport on the approximately 260-kilometre route between Hamburg and Göttingen.

Unaudited figures indicate HHLA’s railway companies transported approximately 1 million TEU in 2015.

Read: HHLA Prepares for 20,000 TEU Giants 

This represents an increase in the transport volume of more than 5% on the previous year’s figure.

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