18 March 2024 | Passau

bayernhafen Passau: investment boost the multimodal hub for Lower Bavaria and Upper Austria

2023 financial year: 239,862 tonnes of goods moved by inland waterway and rail; MaierKorduletsch expands wood pellet depot

Passau, 18 March 2024 – In 2023, inland waterway and rail handling at bayernhafen Passau totalled 239,862 tonnes of goods. This resulted in an estimated saving of over 13,000 truck journeys through the shifting of long-distance traffic to the more environmentally friendly transport modes of inland waterways and rail. In the past financial year, bayernhafen moved 8.23 million tonnes of cargo and freight by barge and train at its six ports in Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Roth, Regensburg and Passau. As developments within the ports typically echo trends observed in the broader business landscape and the economy at large, the freight handling figures are also a reflection of the current situation.

In 2023, inland waterway handling at Passau totalled 162,591 tonnes (down 7.1% on the previous year) and rail handling at the port totalled 77,271 tonnes (down 25.0%). Combined transport throughput fell by 9.8% to 4,961 TEU (1 TEU corresponds to a 20-foot standard container). A daily rail container service between bayernhafen Passau and the German seaports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Bremen and Wilhelmshaven has been in operation since 2021.