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Will there be an intermodal connection between Kaunas and Hamburg? The Port of Hamburg and Klaipeda will co-develop new logistics routes

Will there be an intermodal connection between Kaunas and Hamburg? The Port of Hamburg and Klaipeda will co-develop new logistics routes
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09 / 05 / 2022

The Port of Hamburg, the largest seaport in Germany, and Klaipėda State Seaport intend to strengthen cooperation in developing and implementing joint projects and developing new logistics routes for maritime and other types of transport between Germany and Lithuania. These are the objectives provided for in the cooperation memorandum between the ports, signed today by the heads of the ports at the meeting between Minister of Transport and Communications Marius Skuodis, who is visiting Hamburg together with the Lithuanian delegation, and Minister for Economy and Innovation of Hamburg Michael Westhagemann.

“The maritime and rail connections between Lithuania and Germany are an important part of international logistics chains and are becoming even more crucial in today’s geopolitical context. We have high potential to develop the transport connections between the two regions, strengthen economic relations between the countries and attract greater cargo flows, cooperate on various projects, exchange good practices in applying state-of-the-art technologies,” says Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Marius Skuodis.

During the meeting with Minister for Economy and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Michael Westhagemann and the chief executives of the Port of Hamburg, Minister Skuodis discussed the possibilities to strengthen cooperation of the Port of Klaipėda and Lithuanian Railways with the Port of Hamburg and encouraged German partners to make use of the increasing opportunities to transport cargo via rail to the Baltic Region. New perspectives are opened up by Rail Baltica, the European gauge railway line under construction in the Baltic States, which is already being used for rail cargo flows from Europe to Kaunas Intermodal Terminal. A new route for regular international cargo transportation between this terminal and Duisburg has launched just a month ago, providing clients with the possibility to transport semi-trailers and containers by rail to other terminals in Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sweden. While searching for new directions, Lithuania has suggested launching a similar route from Kaunas to Hamburg.

The memorandum between the ports of Klaipėda and Hamburg, which has been signed for 5 years, will become grounds for closer cooperation: developing new routes for maritime and intermodal transport between Germany and Lithuania, implementing state-of-the-art technologies, exchanging practices in marine engineering, developing the ports, their industrial zones, and logistics services.

The Port of Hamburg is the largest seaport in Germany and one of the most important cargo centers in Europe. It is essential for the foreign trade of Germany and its neighboring countries, distributing cargo for the North and Baltic Sea Region.

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