On Sunday, 16 September, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG loaded the biggest ship propeller in the world onto a vessel. The “HHLA IV” floating crane brought the gigantic 110-tonne object to the port of Waltershof, where it was hoisted onto the “Hyundai Supreme” container ship.
Port of Hamburg
HHLA subsidiary CTD Container-Transport-Dienst, which carries out a large proportion of the container transfers between the different terminals and depots at the Port of Hamburg, is increasingly using inland water vessels over trucks, the port informed.
While on her maiden voyage, the 20,568 TEU “Munich Maersk”, currently one of the largest container ships in the world, berthed at EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg, on 5 August. The ship belongs to the second generation of Maersk Line’s Triple-E class and calls Hamburg as part of the AE5 service of the 2M alliance.
On Monday 15 May, around nine in the evening, the MOL TRIUMPH, one of the biggest container ships in the world, made fast in Hamburg at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai. The new flagship of Japanese shipping company MOL is the first vessel with a loading capacity of over 20,000 TEU in the Port of Hamburg.
The Hamburg-based company, Leonhardt & Blumberg Reederei, and Buss Shipping company announced that they have agreed to merge their ship management activities. The new joint venture will be called Leonhardt & Blumberg Shipmanagement GmbH Co. KG.
Hamburg Port Authority announced that officially completed, within the schedule, on March 7, the project “Redesigning the Entrance to the Vorhafen Harbour Basin”, which brings more manoeuvring space for big ships, so faster berth assignment and improved safety of navigation.
The Port of Hamburg has announced that from 15 January 2017 and onwards, a new production and shift pattern model will be implemented at Burchardkai aiming to further significantly improve ship handling performance.
The representatives of state shipping company IRISL (Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines) have joined staff of the Peter W. Lampke shipping agency and Terminal C. Steinweg in welcoming the Captain and crew of the SEVGI . The new general cargo service will call monthly at Hamburg as the only port in Germany, transporting conventional general cargo in addition to containers. The multi-purpose vessels deployed are equipped with shipboard cranes.
The Port Authority of Hamburg says it comes out better than Rotterdam, Antwerp and the southern ports in the Mediterranean according to a new report by Drewry.
With the call by the AZARGOUN in Hamburg on 17 March 2016, IRISL – Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines – is reopening its regular liner service “European Container Line” (ECL) between Northern Europe and ports in the Persian Gulf following its closure in mid-2010 on account of sanctions. The new service will be operating with 2,500-TEU containerships, calling at Hamburg and Antwerp, along with Genoa, Istanbul, Port Said and Bandar Abbas.
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