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European ports support the voting against the European Maritime Single Window

In the discussion on the European Maritime Single Window proposal, MEPs have issued an amendment introducing an EU level access point interface, in addition to the new harmonised interface that will be developed at European level for the national single windows (NSW). The ports of Hamburg, Antwerp and Rotterdam urge the European Transport Committee to vote against the European Maritime Single Window, according to Port of Rotterdam’s statement.

Port of Hamburg to have a Hyperloop transportation system

The collaboration between Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and the US-based research and development company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) aims at constructing a system that would enable transporting containers at high speed through a tube to and from the Port of Hamburg. 

Maritime rescue training center launched in Hamburg

A new maritime rescue training center was inaugurated on November 15, at the ma-co maritime training center in Hamburg. The center aims to train seafarers, offshore wind and oil operations personnel, according to international standards. The new training centre will also expand to provide training for cruise companies, regarding safety and security.

Port of Hamburg: 5G app succeeded in field testing

The Port of Hamburg Authority along with partners successfully tested an innovative 5G application focusing on fixed-line and mobile communications that will contribute to the efficient operation of the port. 5G is a new network concept that aspires to enhance the traffic in the port of Hamburg and provide a helpful tool for HPA. It allows networks to be adapted dynamically and flexibly to the demands of a broad spectrum of applications.

New solution to improve entry conditions at Port of Hamburg

Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center and tug shipping company Kotug Smit Towage will cooperate at the Port of Hamburg in order to coordinate preliminary planning for ship calls and departures, and relevant tug services. This step aims to improve the efficiency and quality of ship handling in the Port of Hamburg.

World’s biggest ship propeller loaded on vessel at Port of Hamburg

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. 

Ports join on initiative to address global warming

The Port of Rotterdam Authority announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Program. In this initiative, the port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam will work together on a number of projects that address the issue of global warming.

Capacity contract signed for Germany’s first LNG terminal

European energy company RWE and German LNG Terminal GmbH, the joint venture driving Germany’s first LNG terminal in Brunsbüttel in Northern Germany, have reached an agreement for a considerable part of the terminal’s capacity on a long-term basis.

Port of Hamburg receives ‘go-ahead’ to dredge Elbe fairway

The Port of Hamburg announced that the planning procedure for the adjustment of the Elbe fairway has been completed with the supplementary planning approval. The legal preliminaries are therefore in place that will enable construction to start. The fairway adjustment will provide one extra metre of draft.


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