German ports: work is going on again – for the time being

The trade union ver.di and the Central Association of German Seaport Companies e.V. (ZDS) have reached a settlement at the Hamburg Labour Court. Three more negotiation dates will be agreed by July 22, 2022 to take place by August 26, 2022 and collective bargaining will continue. During this period, no further industrial action will be taken by ver.di with the plaintiffs' employees.
The portfolio of SBB Cargo's older mainline locomotives will reach the end of their economic and technical life in the coming years. That is why the Swiss company is now renting 35 modern Vectron mainline locomotives from the manufacturer Siemens Mobility.
The city of Braunschweig is a traditional industrial center in north-west Germany. In the immediate vicinity of the main train station is a large research and production plant of the Siemens group with 3,500 employees. It is the largest Siemens site for rail automation worldwide.
In a letter to its business partners, the international freight forwarder OTTO HAALBOOM from Hamburg called on the industry to continue to carry out transport tasks as best as possible despite the ongoing crisis caused by global politics.
Despite the globalised supply chain, business developments still take place intensely on a regional level. Therefore, the staff of RailFreight.com is now organising a conference under the motto RailFreight on Tour: „On 14 and 15 June, we will travel to Vilnius, Lithania.“
Where wood is chopped, splinters must fall. And where track construction takes place, there are train delays. The CEO of the infrastructure company DB Netz, Frank Sennhenn, explained this connection at the 28th iaf in an honest, factual presentation.
"The future belongs to the smartest ports, not necessarily the largest," stated Dr. Małgorzata Bielenia from the University of Gdańsk at the 24th "Kiel Market Square". The traditional networking event of the maritime industry took place for the first time on May 31, 2022 together with foreign partners - in Kiel's Seeburg and this time in English.
Sunshine shone on the exhibition center of Halle Münsterland, sunshine also dominated the facial expressions of the thousands of trade visitors from 72 countries. The 28th iaf in Münster/Westphalia was a complete success, summed up Dr. Siegfried Krause, organizer of the trade fair.
"Track to the Future" was the leitmotif of the 28th International Exhibition of Track Technology (iaf) in Münster, Westphalia. "I am delighted that so many of you have remained loyal to the trade fair and are contributing to the success of the iaf by participating," said VDEI President Dr. Thomas Mainka. "It also fills me with pride that there are many impressive world premieres to be seen at the trade fair again this time."
The portfolio of SBB Cargo's older mainline locomotives will reach the end of their economic and technical life in the coming years. That is why the Swiss company is now renting 35 modern Vectron mainline locomotives from the manufacturer Siemens Mobility.
The city of Braunschweig is a traditional industrial center in north-west Germany. In the immediate vicinity of the main train station is a large research and production plant of the Siemens group with 3,500 employees. It is the largest Siemens site for rail automation worldwide.
In a letter to its business partners, the international freight forwarder OTTO HAALBOOM from Hamburg called on the industry to continue to carry out transport tasks as best as possible despite the ongoing crisis caused by global politics.
Despite the globalised supply chain, business developments still take place intensely on a regional level. Therefore, the staff of RailFreight.com is now organising a conference under the motto RailFreight on Tour: „On 14 and 15 June, we will travel to Vilnius, Lithania.“

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