In the first quarter of 2017, Germany’s Port of Hamburg’s total throughput was up by 1.7 percent at 35.4 million tons. Growth in Germany’s largest universal port was therefore slightly above the average 1.6 percent for the other major North Range ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Bremen/Bremerhaven.
Controversial dredging of the Elbe River between Hamburg and the North Sea is now likely to be delayed by a further two years and could impact on handling, following a court ruling that current plans must be amended.
Fire services in Germany’s busiest seaport, themselves under fire,
are to get the biggest boat in their history – with others to follow – after approval of a 40m newbuilding costing €16 million.
Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) is converting four of its workboats for gas-to-liquid (GTL) fuel propulsion after tests with the technology on the workshop boat 'Carl Feddersen' proved positive and demonstrated “significant” emission reductions.
DNV GL signed a letter of intent with the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) at the recent SMM event, to increase sustainability and reduce the emissions of its own vessels.
Hamburg Port Authority HPA has taken delivery of a new €7.5 million floating dredger in a bid to keep abreast of dredging needs and silt build-up in Germany’s biggest universal seaport.
Port infrastructure development projects in Germany’s biggest universal seaport Hamburg are costing about €200 million this year with cruise handling facilities and bridges drawing current attention.
What has been billed as Germany’s first amphibian vehicle service to offer combined tours on land and water has gone into service in the city and port of Hamburg for HafenCity RiverBus.
As host of the IAPH World Ports Conference in 2015, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has implemented numerous innovative pilot projects as part of the SmartPORT concept. Based on these experiences, an international network between ports called ‘ChainPORT is being initiated.
Two new multi-purpose, eco-friendly icebreakers have gone into service in Germany’s biggest seaport, Hamburg, and will be followed by an even bigger pair of all-rounders later this year.
Already well advanced in the heart of Europe’s second biggest port – Hamburg - are extensive works to improve accessibility and manoeuverability for big container and cruise ships.
Becker Marine Systems and AIDA Cruises are making progress with what they say will be the “world’s first” LNG hybrid barge. The keel laying ceremony took place earlier this month.
The French shipping company CMA CGM is expanding its range of liner services from Hamburg and including Black Sea ports in its schedule for the first time.
The Port of Hamburg officially launched PRISE on Wednesday, a worldwide information platform which optimises the sequencing and arrival of mega-ships on the river Elbe and at the Port.
Hamburg has invested in an environmentally friendly alternative for supplying power to cruise ships lying at port. The LNG Hybrid Barge, Becker Marine Systems’ floating liquefied gas power plant christened at Hafencity, is a world premiere.
Construction of Hamburg’s third cruise shipping terminal is not only on time for inauguration in June but will, officials say, also cost considerably less than first thought.
A new eco-friendly motor launch for harbour inspection and supervision has joined the expanding fleet of workboats for the Hamburg Port Authority.
Hamburg’s new €64 million Steinwerder Cruise Centre (CC3) handled nearly 60,000 passengers and 11 ships in its first month of operation, lending more weight to calls for a fourth such facility in Germany’s biggest seaport.
The new deep-water port of Bronka on the outskirts of St Petersburg on the Southern bank of the Gulf of Finland is being built near the municipality of Lomonossov and it’s set to be the latest partner in Port of Hamburg Marketing.
The Rugenberger Schleuse, an important central access lock in the Port of Hamburg, is being re-opened to traffic this autumn after being rebuilt as part of a giant port infrastructure development programme lasting until about 2019 and costing about €110 million.
With the opening of a representative office in North-Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the second most important region of the German market for Hamburg, the Port of Hamburg’s marketing organisation is making a point.
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