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18 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:01 GMT+1

December 5, 2017

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This year the traffic of the container in the hub intermodal of Duisburg has grown of +12%

Remarkable increment of the railway traffic hauled from the trains on the lines with China

Duisburger Hafen (duisport), the society that manages the intermodal center of Duisburg that is the largest inland hub European, previews to close 2017 with an enlivened containerized trade pairs to 4,1 million teu, with an increment of +12% regarding 3,7 million teu in the year precedence.

The containerized trade represents beyond the half of the volume of goods enlivened from the hub German. Duisburger Hafen has announced that, so as in the years precedence, the 2017 also traffic of chemicals mineral oils and turn out in increase, while continues instead diminishing the coal traffic, trend negative - has specified the managing director of the company, Erich Staake - "that will continue in the next few years because of the closing of old electric power plants as a result of the energetic transition".

The German society has specified moreover that this year the traffic realized for marine way will turn out inferior light regarding that of 2016 because of the delays endured from the naval traffic in the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, while the railway traffic will show an sensitive increase hauled from the connections with China, line on which is active already 25 trains to the week between Duisburg and sundries Chinese destinations. In particular, this year handling for railway way of container on the lines with China will increase approximately of +50%.

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