Supply chain and logistics businesses set to profit, say Germany Trade &
Invest experts at this year's Council of Supply Chain Management
Professionals (CSCMP) Conference in Atlanta
BERLIN AND ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - After nearly a decade of
planning and construction, one of Germany's largest infrastructure
megaprojects is now complete. The JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven opened
last week to jumbo container ships. Germany Trade & Invest experts will be on hand at this year's CSCMP Annual Global Conference
from September 30 - October 3 in Atlanta to share the significance of
this development and highlight business opportunities in Germany.
"The opening of JadeWeserPort marks yet another contribution to
Germany's outstanding air, road, rail, and sea transport
infrastructure. Supply chain, logistics companies and other businesses
based in Germany can benefit from short shipping times and decreased
transport costs. We expect interest among foreign investors to further
increase as a result, despite turbulence in the European market,"
states David Chasdi, logistics expert at Germany Trade & Invest in Berlin.
Over one billion dollars were invested in the project, which will ensure
Germany's handling of jumbo container ships well into the future. As
the most easterly deep-sea port in northern Europe, JadeWeserPort is
expected to handle goods in particular to and from Scandinavia, the
Baltic States and Russia. Massive container and feeder ships can be
dispatched at one terminal with no entrance locks or tidal constraints,
creating a significant advantage in time and cost for the supply chain
and logistics industry and their customers.
Germany's transport infrastructure is consistently ranked among the
world's best. Recent studies confirm that only Hong Kong and Singapore
can compete with Germany's world-class network of road, rail, sea, and
air connections. Executives across a number of industries regularly
cite this as an advantage to doing business in Germany.
Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment promotion agency of the
Federal Republic of Germany. The organization advises foreign companies
looking to expand their business activities in the German market. It
provides information on foreign trade to German companies that seek to
enter foreign markets.
SOURCE: Germany Trade and Invest
For further information:
Germany Trade & Invest