HTC and W&H — Study investigates employment effects of inland navigation

W&H is in­ves­ti­ga­ting the em­ploy­ment ef­fects of ship­ping on ri­ver Elbe as an im­portant European wa­ter­way with con­nec­tions to the German ca­nal sys­tem and the port of Hamburg.

In a com­pre­hen­si­ve sur­vey, ship­pers, ship­ping com­pa­nies, ship­y­ards and ser­vice pro­vi­ders are as­ked to what extent they are uti­li­sing the Elbe as a ship­ping rou­te and what em­ploy­ment ef­fects ari­se. The stu­dy sup­ports the ho­listic as­sess­ment of the ri­ver Elbe as part of the cur­rent over­all Elbe concept.

Within the scope of the stu­dy the fol­lowing aspects are analysed:

  • Importance of wa­ter­way trans­ports for the eco­no­my along the Elbe,
  • Extent and form of the use of the wa­ter­way by shippers,
  • Importance of wa­ter­way trans­port for the com­pe­ti­ti­ve­ness of enterprises,
  • Link bet­ween em­ploy­ment and wa­ter­way transport,
  • Employment im­pacts di­rect­ly re­la­ted to wa­ter­way transport,
  • Economic im­por­t­ance of pas­sen­ger ship­ping and ship­y­ards in the Elbe area.
HTC and W&H — Study in­ves­ti­ga­tes em­ploy­ment ef­fects of in­land navigation
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