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The Port of Hamburg – overseas centre for Hungary as logistics hub

Hungary is a central hub for the distribution of international cargo flows within Europe. The Port of Hamburg plays a significant part as a transhipment, storage and distribution centre for Hungary’s seaborne foreign trade. Rail is the top carrier to/from Hungary. Over 85 percent of freight handled in Hamburg for Hungary is transported by rail, with the containerized portion approaching 100 percent.
In 2014 hinterland services with Hungary shifted 69,700 TEU. Seven container trains per week run between the Port of Hamburg and Hungary. The block train link between Hamburg and Dunajska Streda in Slovakia is also of great importance. Containerized imports are shipped several times a week from there by rail to Budapest or by road to centres throughout Hungary. Its excellent hinterland connections and smoothly functioning logistics chains make the Port of Hamburg an attractive partner for the Hungarian market. In addition, the Port of Hamburg scores points through its high sailing frequency and the excellent quality and reliability of its cargo handling.

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Activities of the Port of Hamburg representative office in Hungary

Staff based in Budapest have been representing the interests of the seaport industry of Hamburg and the region in Hungary since 1992. These experts have an ear to the ground and maintain good contacts with numerous firms in trade and industry, the transport & logistics sector, trade associations and political decision-makers. They brief them on the latest developments in Hamburg as a universal port. Being regularly supplied with fresh market and sector data from Hungary, our members also profit from the continual forging and expansion of such contacts. Analysis of potential customers, organisation and preparations of customer visits and events are other useful services.
 
Port of Hamburg Marketing annually organizes several events in Hungary, among these the Port of Hamburg evening in Budapest. This is one of the most widely supported functions in the Hungarian logistics sector. The focus here is on interchange of market information, data and contacts between those attending. In addition, the office draws up visitor programs for visits to the Port of Hamburg by customers from Hungary, and accompanies Hamburg business delegations in Hungary.