The port of Linz stays on a growth course. In the financial year 2018 (1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018), total land turnover increased by 9.48 per cent to 2.25 million tonnes. Despite low water-related losses in water handling (567,738 tonnes), total operating output of 2.82 million tonnes was 1.66 per cent above the handling level in 2017. This is evident from the 2018 annual report of Linz AG presented on 29 January.
In Container Handling, the previous year’s level of 208,916 TEU was significantly exceeded by 7.3 per cent, at 224,172 TEU. This is therefore the third best result in the history of the container terminal.
In order to remain competitive, there is a need for expansion in the container segment. The implementation of the project Extension Container Terminal is planned from 2019 to 2021. The expansion plan basically covers the extension of the existing crane runway and the purchase of a second container gantry crane (RMG = rail mounted gantry crane)
The rental business is doing very well for the Port of Linz. Except for a few offices, all properties are rented. Österreichische Donaulager GmbH is developing well with its proven full range provider strategy. The cold storage and dangerous goods warehouses were well utilised in the 2018 financial year.
Port throughput in the 2018 financial year:
-) Container terminal 224,172 TEU
-) Water handling 567,738 tonnes
-) Land transport 2.25 million tonnes
Österreichische Donaulager financial year 2018:
-) Frozen and chilled goods 146,560 pallets
-) Dangerous goods/water hazard class storage 173,440 pallets
-) Standard warehouse 269.240 pallets