Terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), which operates terminals in Hamburg, Ukraine and Estonia, wants to be climate-neutral by 2040. Electrification of terminal processes is a key part of the solution.
Revenue grew by 8 percent in the first nine months of the year for the terminal company that handles a large part of container transports in the Port of Hamburg. However, chairwoman warns of a volatile and unstable market.
The Port of Hamburg now throws EUR 76 million into establishing onshore electricity to power container ships and the major cruise ships while they are berthed in the port. The facility will be up and running from 2023.
German customs agents have made a large cocaine discovery on board a container vessel in the Port of Hamburg. The vessel arrived from Uruguay and was headed for Antwerp, the illegal cargo was marked as being soybeans.
The Port of Hamburg rediscovers a growth path and raises handled volumes in a first quarter in which a four-fold increase in container cargoes from the US made the country the port's most important trade partner after China.
One in three containers floating though the Port of Hamburg is on its way to or from China. And yet, port executive Axel Mattern is not worried about the turmoil surrounding the Chinese economy. There is still a momentum, says Mattern in an interview with ShippingWatch.
The new ultra-large container vessels have left a significant impression on the Port of Hamburg, which handled more larger ships in the first nine months of the year. Container freight to the port has grown, while the bulk cargo trade is stable compared with last year.
Slightly more cargo passed through the Port of Hamburg in 2016 compared to the year before. Container volumes increased, while the port was also able to increase volumes from China. But there is still some distance to Rotterdam and Antwerpen.
15 years after the first application was submitted, the Port of Hamburg has now secured approval for an expansion of the Elbe waterway. In particular, the port hopes to attract more of the ultra-large container vessels which sail to and from China. But environmental NGOs oppose the expansion.
Europe's largest port, Rotterdam, is demanding full transparency in the state aid for competing ports such as Antwerp and Hamburg, after the EU Parliament recently passed a port package which has been in the works for 15 years.
A planned expansion of the Port of Hamburg, which would give more space to ultra large container vessels, has been stagnating for years. The expansion needs to come soon, Hapag-Lloyd and the port tell ShippingWatch. But environmental organizations resist the plans.
Det trækker ud med udvidelsen af havnekanalen i Hamborg Havn, der skal give bedre plads til de ultrastore containerskibe. Udvidelsen haster, fortæller havnen og Hapag-Lloyd til ShippingWatch. Men miljøorganisationer stritter imod.
The Port of Hamburg handled fewer containers and fewer tons of freight in the first half of this year. One bright spot is the trade with Russia which is now growing once more, states the CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing.
Declining revenue and lower container throughout at the Port of Hamburg impacted the first half of the year. The silver lining consists of the intermodal companies at the port, according to the port's operating company HHLA.
Freight volumes through the Port of Hamburg were lower in the first quarter of this year than in the same quarter last year. Container took the biggest blow but dry bulk and general cargo declined as well.