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Port of Hamburg has waited almost 15 years for expansion

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.

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HAMBURG

For almost 15 years, the Port of Hamburg has waited for an expansion of the port canal, which will better accommodate giant container vessels sailing to and from China.

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