Port of Hamburg hit by the crisis in the container industry

One of the largest container ports in Europe, the Port of Hamburg, does not expect growth in 2016. In an interview with ShippingWatch, CEO Axel Mattern points to several elements that are putting pressure on the port. The crisis in the global container industry is just one.

Photo: Dietmar Hasenpusch/Hamburg Port of Marketing

There is no prospect of growth in one of Europe's and the world's largest container ports, the Port of Hamburg, says CEO Axel Mattern in an interview with ShippingWatch.

He expects pretty much the same amount of containers in 2016 as in 2015, though the figures obscure significant underlying changes in traffic.

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