Bavaria’s ports are a driver of employment

Through their 210 direct employees the bayernhafen Gruppe has a regional effect on employment of 40,000 jobs

Bavaria’s ports are a driver of employment

A study on the regional impact on employment shows that the bayernhafen Gruppe creates and secures jobs at its corporate locations in Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Roth and Passau.

The study showed that 40,000 jobs are directly or indirectly related to the bayernhafen Gruppe inland ports; approximately 13,000 direct jobs in the ports are ensured by companies in the regions in or near the bayernhafen corporate locations. In addition there are more than 7,400 jobs in industrial and commercial enterprises using the port’s transhipment services for their imports and exports – for example the Siemens transformer factory close to the bayernhafen Nuremberg, syncreon in Neutraubling, a global logistics provider for industrial companies, only a few kilometers from the Port of Regensburg, or Weyermann, the market leader for special malts located close to the Port of Bamberg.

Apart from this direct effect on employment of more than 20,400 jobs in port related companies, there are also indirect effects on employment with 14,000 more jobs with companies providing the port related companies with goods and services.The induced effect on employment finally comprises some 6,500 jobs in companies that provide goods and services to meet the private consumption needs of the port related companies.

“The port is an effective driver of employment”, says Joachim Zimmermann, Chief Executive Officer of bayernhafen Gruppe. “We make an important contribution to ensuring that industry and commerce remain committed to Bavaria, and create clusters and value chains. All this requires – and stabilises – jobs,” he adds.

The figures in the study are conservatively calculated. Joachim Zimmermann “In fact, the impact that bayernhafen Bamberg has on employment in the region is much greater. Because there are three more effects that the study could not cover through the available methods: There are the many small and medium-sized family companies – they deliver grain, which is stored in our ports before export. In addition, there are national effects on employment through the hub functions: the goods are put on interim storage here, before they are redistributed to smaller regional warehouses or forwarded at a later date. A third effect results from trade and catering for river cruising.