Germany

Orsted signs a 10-year PPA with Covestro AG

Orsted A/S shake its hands with Covestro AG and signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement (PPA). Through this cooperation, Orsted A/S plans to sell 100 megawatts of power from a German wind farm to Covestro AG, while it is considered as one of the biggest offshore wind PPA ever signed.

HHLA to become climate neutral until 2040

The Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) announced its new goal, concerning the entire group to become climate-neutral, until 2040. HHLA is going to make every effort to protect the environment as it has already implemented a sustainability strategy under the ‘Balanced Logistics’ brand.

German maritime companies to use LSFO

According to a study published by the German Shipowners’ Association (Verband Deutscher Reeder,VDR) most of the German ships will use low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) from January 1, in order to follow with the IMO’s 2020 regulation “Global sulphur cup”.

Underwater storage areas for Elbe’s deepening

The Port of Hamburg recently announced that in the course of the Elbe’s river dredging, construction stones were successfully build into the “Medemrinne” and “Neufelder Sand”. Specifically from March until October 2019, 1.200.000 tons were build in the above mentioned underwater deposit areas (UDAs).

Port of Hamburg marks 6.9% growth in container volume

The Port of Hamburg handled 7 million TEUs on container services since the begging of the year, marking a 6.9% increase in its volume. As the German port announced, a big part of its growth was down to the four new transatlantic services and four new Baltic feeder services.

Germany applauds Rotterdam’s carbon-neutral plan amid trade relations

The German business community paid a visit to the port of Rotterdam applauding its efforts on becoming CO2-neutral in three steps; The port of Rotterdam has crucial business relations with Germany, given that a quarter of the freight throughput in the Port of Rotterdam is destined for Germany. 

German Shipowners’ association applauds plans for onshore power facilities

Following the previous week when the German Federal Government took a step closer in setting onshore power in seaports and making it more attractive, this week the environment ministers of the federal and state governments are to meet in Hamburg and discuss onshore power initiatives in Germany.

Port of Hamburg to accommodate mega boxships with new cranes

Terminal operator of Port Hamburg acquired three new container gantry cranes in the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB), boosting its existent capacity to be able to accommodate mega boxships, with a cargo volume surpassing the 23,000 TEUs.

COSCO partners for the construction of the largest hinterland terminal

Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) and COSCO Shipping Logistics came to an agreement on constructing the largest container terminal in the European hinterland, beginning with duisport withdrawing a coal island and build a trimodal container terminal in its place, called the ‘Duisberg Gateway Terminal’.

Germany promotes shore-generated power to cut emissions in ports

The German government is launching a set of measures in order to promote shore-generated power in an effort to make the country’s ports cleaner. Vessels in Germany’s ports in the future will be using renewable shore-based energy instead of burning fossil fuels to generate shipboard electric power.

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