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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hamburg Süd reduces CO2 emissions by 40%

In its Sustainability report for 2016-2017 published this week, German shipping firm Hamburg Süd revealed a further reduction in its CO2 emissions, by 40% per TEUkm by the end of the reporting period compared to the base year 2009. Over both years no oil spills or data breaches were registered company-wide, the report reads. Under the title “On a sustainable course”, the report informs of the introduction of a variety of measures aimed primarily at higher efficiency and lower consumption – as well as emissions reduction. Specifically, for the period from 2016 to 2017, Hamburg Süd reported a reduction of: 2.3% for CO2, 3.7% for nitrogen oxides, 4% for particulate matter and 8% for sulfur dioxide. As a result of the acquisition by Maersk Line, we will no longer be able to pursue our environmental target of minus 45% CO2 emissions by 2020 single-handedly. However, by the end of 2017 we had already achieved a 40% reduction. We are confident that under the new management our fleet will continue to play its part in achieving emission reduction targets. In addition, the sustainability report informs that 67 ships of the Hamburg Sud fleet already have a ballast water treatment system, in line ...

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