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Port of Braunschweig, HHLA to enhace inland waterways

Port of Braunschweig and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) joined an agreement, so as to promote an environmentally friendly inland waterway shipping in hinterland container transport between Hamburg and the inland port in Lower Saxony.

2020 and consequences for maritime GHG emissions

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, Poul Woodall, Director (Environment & Sustainability), DFDS A/S, talked about 2020 and its consequences for Maritime GHG emissions, highlighting that there is no doubt that Sulphur dioxide harms both human health and the environment.

World’s largest LNG bunker vessel named in Hamburg

Hamburg-based Nauticor, a unit of Linde, reported that the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, the 7,500-cbm Kairos was officially christened at the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder. The vessel began being constructed in 2016. The vessel was delivered in October 2018, according to Nauticor.

Rail terminal expansion in Hamburg completed

Port of Hamburg’s terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG announced the expansion of its rail terminal. Namely, two extra tracks and two new rail gantry cranes have been added to the rail terminal at the Container Terminal Burchardkai. Now the rail terminal has ten tracks, instead of eight, while the longest trains permitted can be processed on every track.

How to select a suitable BWTS, a roadmap to retrofitting

Mr. Leif Erik Caspersen, Director International Sales, ERMA FIRST, provides recommendations on how to select a suitable BWTS retrofitting. A ballast water treatment, he said, is much complicated as it is especially designed for each vessel. Mr. Caspersen advised that operators should select the systems with the most suitable operation options for their vessels.

Sharing the burden of greening: An innovative financial approach

While talking at the first SAFET4SEA Conference in Hamburg, Prof. Orestis Schinas, Professor of Shipping and Ship Finance at Hamburg School of Business Administration, talked about the problem of green finance, and shared advice for newbuildings and existing ships. Prof. Schinas noted that decarbonization comes with a price and operators or owners are challenged and faced with the burden.

Connecting safety with wellness at sea

While talking at the first SAFET4SEA Conference in Hamburg, Mr. Alex Dimitrevich, Regional Crisis Response and Wellness Programme Coordinator in Europe, Sailors’ Society, shared his insight for the association’s Wellness at Sea Programme. Traditionally, he argued, the industry thought of seafarers as only ‘occupational’ human beings, but the current definition of wellness looks at the human being’s holistic nature.

New research centre for shipping and logistics launched

Kühne Logistics University and Hapag-Lloyd announced the launch of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics. The centre, focusing on maritime logistics, aims to promote the discourse between international research and the shipping industry.

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