Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg records strong 2019 first half

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.

Germany sees largest cocaine shipment ever seized

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 Hamburg makes 5G available to Helsinki’s West Harbour

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.

Elbe deepening project in Port of Hamburg begins

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. 

Port of Hamburg and partners successfully test 5G

Following the 5G trials that were conducted in Port of Hamburg, the Port of Hamburg Authority along with Deutsche Telekom and Nokia have tested new features of the 5G standard with different applications. Telekom commented that Under 5G, there will no longer be “one size fits all network” but multiple virtual networks running simultaneously on the same common infrastructure. 

Port of Hamburg sees 7.7% growth in cargo movement by rail

The port of Hamburg handles more than 135 million tonnes of seaborne cargo; A big portion of this freight is arriving or departing the port by rail. The rail is in pole position in Hamburg with 48.2%, with the 41.4% of trucking following and inland waterway shipping holding the 10.2%.

Ports should prepare for autonomous transportation

The Hamburg Port Authority along with IAPH launched a study focusing on the impact the autonomous vehicles have on port infrastructure requirements. The study presents what needs to be done in the sectors of road, rail, waterborne, and aerial transportation, so that the port industry adapts automation. The study also provides recommendations on steps to be taken for port authorities being prepared for the technological progress.

Inland waterway transport project EMMA to be extended

The EMMA project that focuses on improving the inland waterway transport (IWT), received the approval for its Extension application, by the Baltic Sea Region Program. EMMA Extension builds on the EMMA projects’ analyses, results and recommendations.

Port of Hamburg sees strong Q1 growth for 2019

Port of Hamburg announced its financial results for Q1 of 2019, noting that it is experiencing an increase, with seaborne cargo throughput increased by 6%, general cargo throughput risen by 5.4% and bulk cargo up by 7.5%. Also, 12 liner services now link the port with 29 ports in the US, Mexico and Canada.

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