Hamburg Port Goes (Artificially) Intelligent

Europe’s third largest port in the northern German city of Hamburg is taking a novel tack to try to increase efficiency. The shipping center on the Elba River has teamed up with the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (Fraunhofer CML) to introduce AI into its handling of massive container ships.

Automotive Germany Debates Future of Synthetic Fuels

For some they’re an important part of Germany’s energy future, for others, a relic of the past that services a technology which should be phased out as soon as possible: synthetic fuels for automotive combustion engines.

“IT-based business models among the most attractive in Germany”

Germany’s days as a digital straggler are over. The country is getting up to speed, and both international companies and foreign IT specialists are discovering Germany’s advantages as place to do business and work. Germany Trade & Invest Director for the Digital and Service Economy Marc Rohr tells us why.

Deutsche Post Invests Billions in CO2 Reductions

Germany’s postal company, Deutsche Post, says it will spend some EUR 7 billion by 2030 to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. That comes on top of a 2017 pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050.

AmCham Germany Says 2021 Transatlantic Business Outlook Positive

2020 wasn’t bad, and 2021 looks to be much better – that’s the upshot of this year’s American Chamber of Commerce in Germany Transatlantic Business Barometer.

Frankfurt Confirmed as EU’s Leading Financial Center

The latest Global Financial Centres Index sees Frankfurt shoot up seven spots to number nine and is now the top-ranking city in the European Union.

German Research Ministry Funds International Green H2 Labs

Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research has started a major new green hydrogen R&D initiative called “International Future Labs.” Successful projects will be eligible for up to EUR 5 million in grants for up to 36 months.

Germany Trails Only US in European Patents

The European Patent Office (EPO) says that Germans filed more applications in 2020 than people from any other nation except the United States.

German Greenhouse Emissions Post Major Decline in 2020

Germany reduced the amount of greenhouse gasses it emitted by 739 million tons – or 8.7 percent – last year compared to 2019. That’s according to the German Environment Agency UBA.

E-Bikes Take Quantum Leap During Corona

2020 was watershed year for bicycles, in particular e-bikes and pedelecs, says the German bicycle industry association ZIV.