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Press Release # 32

IMS with record year 2013

Vienna , 9 January 2014

With a record on transported TEU the 2013 financial year ends for the IMS group.

"More than 170,000 TEUs, an increase of 15 % compared to 2012 , represent a consolidated turnover of almost EUR 51 million," says Wolfgang Tomassovich , CEO of IMS ", in a field of intensified competition and weak economy . The turnover of EUR 51 million for the same period rose by 9%. "

In the past 4 years, IMS was able to double the number of TEUs transported, the turnover rised by 85%.

"The price pressure, especially in the northern port traffic, is enormous and in order to provide positive economically results we have to keep our costs really under control.", Tomassovich continues.

Also for 2014 IMS expect fierce competition and a sluggish economy.
Especially the import volumes will continue to stagnate, so the imbalance, and therefore the costs, will increase to some traffic.

"But we will also in 2014 invest in new products and improve existing products , such as the new Wolfurt -Rotterdam train which starts in February or a new operating concept of the Antwerp trains to Switzerland. " is Tomassovich positive tempered.


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