Air freight this year again strongest grower in German freight transport

large_groei_duitslandThis year air freight will again be the strongest grower in freight transport from, to and in Germany. The air freight volumes will rise by 2.5%. This is apparent from forecasts of traffic and transport growth that Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has announced. According to him, road transport may count on growth of 2%. For other modes of transport the growth predictions are more modest. Rail transport will grow by 1.5%, inland navigation by 1.2%. According to Dobrindt passenger and freight transport will profit from economic growth and low fuel prices. This year the German gross domestic product will rise by 1.5%. For the coming years up until 2018 the growth percentage is expected to be 1.4%.

Source: Nieuwsblad Transport, Folkert Nicolai