Containers push Port of Hamburg back to growth

In 2013 the Port of Hamburg handled 139 million tons, a growth of 6.2 percent, driven especially by container volumes. The port expects further growth this year.

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The growth has been felt in the Port of Hamburg, which in 2013 handled 139 million tons of cargo, a 6.2 percent improvement.

“The Port of Hamburg‘s throughput trend is a fine signal for Hamburg and the entire Metropolitan Region. Growth of 6.2 percent is a most impressive result, underlining the tremendous effectiveness of port and logistics companies in Germany‘s largest universal port,” says Axel Matterne, member of the Port of Hamburg's Executive Board, in a press release.

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