Maschen Rangierbahnhof bei Hamburg

Overloaded ports in Germany: METRANS’ two cents

Maschen Rangierbahnhof bei Hamburg

Last week, the German port of Hamburg (HHLA) introduced the highest degree of restriction concerning freight transportation, resulting in many train slots being canceled. METRANS, its intermodal subsidiary, has been one of the parties affected. In an interview with, the company explains how it has been coping with the situation. 

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

1 comment op “Overloaded ports in Germany: METRANS’ two cents”

bönström bönström|05.08.22|13:03

Already track capacity is bottleneck… Resilency is negligible, etc.
Even worse, as short of redundancy and – at basics, suffering of severe short comings – track etc. now request an offensive upgrading! (Broken rails is Symtom…)
Regardless if in Ukraine…, for not cementing, any reinvestment now shall provide for SWL! (At axels, now timely is 35 ton, etc.)
For sake of hemisphere and Industry, goal of EU shall remain – and, for a marginal extra…, provided for! Quality pays!

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