A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Rosatom group and the Port of Hamburg Marketing, to strengthen and develop cooperation between the ports along the Northern Sea Route and the ports in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The two parties agreed to advance their exchange of information and experience, as well as joint design and implementation of international cooperation projects.
Port of Hamburg
CTD Container-Transport-Dienst, a subsidiary of terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), is alleviating traffic in areas surrounding the Port of Hamburg by conducting more journeys at night. For containers which are being moved between depots and container terminals around Hamburg, the short distances involved often mean transport conducted by trucks.
A deepening contract for the Elbe fairway in Germany has been awarded to Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group, DEME. The project includes the widening and deepening of the 116 km long fairway between Cuxhaven and Hamburg to a level of -14.5 meters.
The Customs in Hamburg reported receipts of 29.1 billion euros for the German state in 2018. This represented at least one-fifth of receipts for the entire Customs administration. The real heavyweights in these statistics are takings from Energy Tax of almost 16 billion euros and import-turnover tax of about 12 billion euros.
Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) presented the most promising simulation outcome to Chilean Puerto Rico Central (PCE) concerning the yard optimization and simulation study to the full satisfaction of Puerto Central. The benefits arising from the simulation are an insight into future-proof multi-purpose operation that enables advanced container operations without affecting bulk and RoRo operations.
Port of Hamburg signed a MoU, aiming to expand cooperation between the Latvian ports of Riga, Ventspils and Liepaja and those in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The MoU was inked on the occasion of the visit of a delegation of leading transport and logistics companies in Latvia.
The video, published by Hamburg Port Authority, provides an insight into the port’s plans for 2019. Jens Meier, CEO of HPA, and presenter Matthias Wolk drove through the port on the “Hafenkapitän” and talked about the upcoming topics for this year.
On 13-15 February, European dockers and seafarers met in Hamburg to discuss EU port and maritime policies. The matter discussed, was among others, the revision of the EU’s Consortium Block Exemption Regulation (CBER), which governs fair competition in the shipping sector.
Port of Hamburg, Germany’s largest universal port, handled 135.1 million tonnes of seaborne cargoes during 2018, falling 1% in comparison to 2017. Yet, the railborne seaport-hinterland transport accounted for an overall of 46.8 million tonnes, increasing by 2.7% and 2.44 million TEU, equal to 4.7%.
At the start of 2019, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG and its partners started research and development work on the publicly funded FRESH project at its Container Terminal Altenwerder. FRESH stands for flexibility management and control reserve provision of heavy goods vehicles in the harbour. The aim of the research is to incorporate the battery capacities of the automated guided container transport vehicles (AGVs) that are in use at CTA into the German energy network as flexible storage units that contribute to the grid stability of the power supply.
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