In 2015 about 77,000 TEU for Hungary were transhipped via the port of Hamburg, with 58 percent of the containers being exported. Container traffic with the East-European country rose about 10.4 percent compared with 2014. Machinery and electronic devices, chemical products, devices for measuring and control, products made from plastic or rubber, distillation products and food were the main goods groups.
The most important transport mode for Hungary’s imports and exports is the railway. More than 85 percent of cargo transhipped via Hamburg is carried by rail. Containerised cargo even has a rail-share of more than 95 percent.
Six weekly direct container trains are operated between the port of Hamburg and BILK Terminal in Budapest. In addition the block train operated between Hamburg and the Slovak cities of Dunajska Streda and Kosice permits forwarding goods by rail or road throughout Hungary. Western Hungary is also served from Hamburg via Austria’s capital Vienna.
Since 1992 Hafen Hamburg Marketing had its own office in Budapest. Hungary was selected country partner of the Port of Hamburg anniversary for the year 2016.