The State Government of Hamburg has given the green light to the port of Hamburg, through a €76m expansion of shore power supply, that will help the port improve its emissions and air quality, by offering shore power to cruise liners and mega-containerships from 2022. The shore-based power units is planned to be completed in 2022, with regular operation from 2023.
Port of Hamburg
The Port of Hamburg informs that Finkenwerder is currently expanding the waiting point for larger vessels, enabling two ships in the future that are 400 and 450 metres long to be moored at the same time. The floating cranes project is one of the largest projects the past few years, measures in working days and revenue, as the Port comments.
China is the Port of Hamburg’s largest trading partner, with the Port being China’s Gateway to Europe for Chinese products, and at the same time as the German export trade’s gateway to the Far East. In 2018, the Port of Hamburg handled around 2.6 million TEU or standard containers for the China Trade.
The Port of Riga in Latvia announced it is working on 5G solution tests with LMT – a drone with artificial intelligence to determine pollution. The project uses a nascent drone traffic management platform being developed by LMT and Lufthansa Systems.
The Port of Hamburg is currently testing the use of Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV), which can offer a number of advantages for hydrography. ASVs support the conventional sounding work of surveying vessels and can reach areas difficult to access.
Port of Hamburg remains on a growth course, achieving a 4.1% advance to 69.4 million tons in seaborne cargo handling in the first half of 2019. Especially good growth trend in the general cargo segment, up 6.1% at 48.4 million tons, was the main contributor to the excellent figures for total and container handling.
Hamburg Authorities seized 1.5 tonnes of cocaine onboard a containership, which was found during a search of an unmanned boxship the previous week, according to German Customs Authority.
German customs has confiscated a record 4.5 metric tons of cocaine in a shipping container in Port of Hamburg, northern Germany. This seizure has a street value of US$1.1 billion, marking largest cocaine shipment ever seized in Germany.
Port of Helsinki and Elisa signed a letter of intent to make 5G technology available to ship passengers in Helsinki’s West Harbour. The partners aim to provide a commercial 5G network in the interior facilities of West Terminal 2 and the outdoor areas of West Harbour during autumn 2019.
DEME Group announced that they began the dredging works for the deepening of Elbe river, aiming to enable larger vessels visit the port of Hamburg. The project commenced with the arrival of trailing suction hopper dredger Scheldt River.
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