Port of Hamburg, Germany’s largest universal port, saw seaborne cargo throughput in the first quarter of the year at 31.9 million tons, representing a 7.9% drop on 2019, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Port of Hamburg
In light of the COVID-19 situation, Port of Hamburg informed that current inland terminal operations in Germany experience the coronavirus crisis’s impacts differently across individual regions. In fact, port authorities sounded optimistic concerning import activities at the country’s western terminal locations.
The Port Authority Network of Northern Tyrrhenian Sea conducted the second Smooth Ports partner meeting, with attendees from Bulgaria, France, Italy and Germany, who discussed the progress of the project.
HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center, Wärtsilä and Carnival are collaborating in a digitalisation project, to ensure reliable ship arrivals, more efficient ship handling and port logistics, as well as reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
Port of Hamburg saw an increase of 136.6 million tonnes, 1.1%, in its seaborne cargo throughput, with its container handling reaching the 9.3 million TEU advanced substantially, by 6.1%. For 2020, the Port of Hamburg’s marketing organization anticipates a stable result on container traffic and a slight increase in bulk cargo handling.
Hamburg-based Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) reported an increase in container throughput, with 7.6 million standard containers (TEU) handled at its container terminals in the 2019 financial year. HHLA increased its revenue by 6.8% to € 1.38 billion in the 2019 financial year.
On January 31, 2020, Fenix LLC St.Petersburg, owner and operator of Port Bronka, inked an agency agreement with NBG Nouschirvan Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH Hamburg, to promote the most modern sea port in Russia.
The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) announced that it will participate in the Getting to Zero Coalition. The initiative now counts more than 90 companies from all areas of the maritime sector, is committed to international decarbonization.
Port of Hamburg officially informed that mega-ships will from now on find it easy to pass through the Elbe fairway. Specifically, vessels with a combined width of up to 98m may pass each other, as the five-kilometre stretch under Federal jurisdiction has a width of 385 meters.
The Port of Hamburg will not lose any cargo by the transfer of the Ocean Alliance NEU 5 service to Antwerp, said Axel Mattern, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing, noting that such liner service adjustments are absolutely normal when the shipping alliances develop new products.
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