INLAND CONTAINER SHIPPING TRAFFIC SOARS IN GERMANY
The volume of containers carried by inland vessels or barges to and from the interior of Germany rose by almost 25 percent in the first nine months of 2000, to one million TEUs.
For the entire calendar year, the traffic moved by inland vessels to and from German inland ports is projected to reach 1.3 million to 1.4 million TEUs. This would represent a 50-percent increase in three years.
German river ships and barges move ocean containers to and from western European container ports, of which Rotterdam is the most important.
There are scheduled regular services connecting 22 German terminals along the Rhine, Main, Danube and Mosel rivers with the sea ports.