IMS growing slightly and makes further investments into IT
The private container operator IMS Cargo Austria has ended the financial year 2017 with just over 120,000 TEU and consolidated turnover of EUR 33.2 million, according to a press release published yesterday.
“Despite the shutdown of the transport service from/to Rotterdam, we were able to increase our volume compared to 2016 on many other trades”, says Wolfgang Tomassovich, CEO at IMS. “Especially in the German domestic traffic we were able to grow disproportionately.”
In comparison, turnover rose only slightly by 3 percent, which illustrates the general problem of the industry in recent years: with rising costs for energy, route and personnel costs, the revenues are stagnating, reads the press release.
2018 will continue to be marked by consolidation at IMS. Wolfgang Tomassovich: “Our goal is not to keep every rate, but to generate a balanced price-performance ratio for our customers. The added value for the customer must not consist of dumping prices, but should bring tangible relief especially in the operational process. To this end, we invest every year in the modernisation and further development of our IT.”
IMS was established in 1993 as a private container operator headquartered in Vienna. The full service provider has locations in Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain and Portugal, and together with global partners offers all services related to combined transport. The company has about 70 employees.