Performance data shows growth of 6.2%
The port of Hamburg reached in 2013 a total throughput of 139 million tons.This corresponds to a growth of 6.2 percent.Both the handling of general cargo with a total of 96.8 million tons (up 5.7 percent), as well as bulk cargo at 42.3 million tonnes (+ 7.2 per cent), attended in Germany’s largest universal port for above-average growth.
“The exceptionally good handling development of the port of Hamburg is a good sign for Hamburg and the entire metropolitan region.A growth of 6.2 percent is a very impressive result and demonstrates the high efficiency of port and logistics companies in Germany’s largest universal port, “said Port of Hamburg Marketing Executive Axel Mattern at the presentation of the annual throughput results of the Hamburg harbor.
Container handling is the main carrier of success.With an envelope result of 9.3 million TEUs (20-foot standard containers) growth reached 4.4 percent in container traffic.Attributed the growth mainly to the increase with an increase of 10 percent Transhipmentverkehre in the North and Baltic Sea region as well as the rebound in container traffic with Asia, especially with Hamburg’s biggest trade partners of China.
Port is gaining market share in container traffic
The port of Hamburg was growing against the trend in the competing ports and gain market share in container traffic.In the four largest North Continent ports (Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, Bremerhaven) to the seaborne cargo throughput in 2013 has grown to a total of 849.1 million tonnes compared to the previous year in the sum only slightly by one percent.During container handling these ports, there were 35.3 million TEU even a decline of 0.5 percent.The market share of the port of Hamburg in container throughput of the four major North Continent ports is now at 26.2 percent (+1.3 percent).
Also in contrast to the development of the entire Seegüterumschlags in German ports, the 2013 went back to present to the Federal Statistical Office 0.6 percent to a total of 293.3 million tons, shines the port of Hamburg with growth.This Hamburg consolidating its position as the second largest container port in Europe.In the global ranking of container ports in Hamburg has positioned in 15th place.
Growth in all segments envelope
The positive result in the cargo area is mainly achieved by an almost balanced growth on the import and export side in container handling.On the import side, 4.8 million TEUs and 4.5 million TEUs of export side (+ 4.6 percent) were handled in 2013 in Hamburg (4.3 percent +).The envelope result of loaded containers is 8 million TEUs.This is an increase of 4.8 percent.The strong export made in 2013 for thrust.The number of empty containers handled is 1.2 million TEU (+1.9 percent).The containerization in the Port of Hamburg increased in 2013 for the handling of general cargo from 97.7 percent to 98.0 percent.
The handling of non-containerized general cargo in 2013 listed a total of 1.9 million tonnes, a decline of 7.6 percent.The decrease is mainly due to lower import prices (- 19.3 percent).The import of tropical fruits is increasingly containerized and thus leads to a decrease in the conventional envelope amount.With 1.3 million tonnes, the export of conventional general cargo via Hamburg in 2013 nearly stable (- 1.4 percent).In addition to project charges from the machine and plant area, it is mainly the types of goods vehicles, iron and steel, paper and wood, which are handled conventionally in exports.
Bulk cargo rose in 2013 by 7.2 percent to 42.3 million tonnes and also contributes significantly to the positive result of the Port of Hamburg.In all three envelope segments grabbable, suction cargo and liquid bulk cargo throughput of the increased 2013.Suction cargo rose particularly strongly with an envelope result of 8 million tons (up 29.9 percent).In the field of liquid bulk cargoes with a cargo-handling figures of 14.5 million tons (up 3 percent) was achieved an increase over the previous year.Here, the import of petroleum products developed with an increase of 65.7 percent on average over 7 million tons and was the main driver of growth.The envelope of grabbable, such as coal, ore, fertilizer and building materials could improve by 3 percent and achieved a net income of 19.7 million tons in total as well.
Growth driver Baltic Sea Region
The container traffic between Hamburg and the Baltic Sea Region are the main growth drivers in the European routes.In 2013, 2.3 million TEU (+10.1 percent) in the feeder and Shortseaverkehr between Hamburg and ports transported to the Baltic Sea via Hamburg.”The Baltic Sea Region is for us with Russia, Finland, Poland, Sweden, the Baltic States and Denmark in container traffic of enormous importance.The fact that we were able to achieve such a good result despite the clearance issues of the Kiel Canal in 2013 with 2.3 million TEUs, surprised us, “says Mattern.
The modernization and expansion of this waterway for both FM boards against the background of growing flows of primary importance for Hamburg and the entire North German region.In order to expand the connections in this region further, HHM has, among other things since February 2012 led the EU-funded project logistics Amber Coast Logistics (ACL).”We are pleased that high-ranking representatives from politics today to participate in the concurrently held ACL final conference in the Unilever building in Hamburg’s HafenCity – including the new Maritime Coordinator of the Federal Government, Uwe Beck Meyer,” reports Egloff.
19 partners from Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Germany participated with the aim of ACL to promote multimodal transport connections in the southern and eastern Baltic region.”Through the development of collaborative relationships across national borders, we could set an important foundation to improve sustainable especially in rural areas, the accessibility,” said Egloff on.
Good results in the major trade lanes
The container traffic with Asia increased again in 2013 to ride.4.9 million TEUs were handled in Hamburg for the import or export data from and to Asia.This is in comparison to the previous year, an increase of 3 percent.Especially exports ensured with 2.2 million TEU (+5.1 percent) for significant growth.On the import side, 2.7 million TEUs were handled in Hamburg (+1.4 percent).
With a lot of 3.4 million TEUs of container traffic port of Hamburg is the shipping area East Asia positioned with the PRC and Hong Kong as a leading market region in container throughput of the port.Container handling with the PRC and Hong Kong accounts for about 29 percent of the container traffic in the port of Hamburg and reached in 2013 a cargo volume of 2.7 million TEU (+2.9 percent).Also, the container traffic between Hamburg and Singapore rose in 2013 by 3.9 percent to 547,000 TEUs.It is also encouraging the development envelope between Hamburg and European ports.Here 3 million TEU (+ 9.5 percent) were transported via Hamburg.
The envelope with the inland America suffered a slight decline to 1.1 million TEUs (- 3.3 percent).Container traffic with Africa came up with 268,000 TEUs, an increase of 12.4 percent.In direct traffic to ports in the trade Australia / Pacific 42,000 TEU were – turned up (2.5 percent).
Development of infrastructure in the interest of the entire economy
Hamburg’s Economic Senator Frank Horch stressed in his welcoming speech the need for a need-based expansion of the port and the infrastructure for the smooth inflow and outflow transport in order to be well prepared for a doubling of Seegüterumschlags in Hamburg in 2030.”We want to further develop and improve the Port of Hamburg in its existing structures specifically.Here, the use of telematics and IT at the traffic management and traffic control will help us move decisively, “said Hark.
The example of the HPA pilot application smart parking presented HPA CEO Wolfgang Hurtienne a new parking management concept for the port traffic.”Truck drivers that drive the port to retrieve the truck parking located in the port area about smart parking real-time data on the utilization and parking space availability.We will also consider whether a better use of space is made possible by the new parking space utilization in the “column Parking”.We want to provide you with smart parking the truck drivers in their tours and steering break planning a useful planning and information assistance.
“We need to publicly clarify that the infrastructure for the inlet and outlet ports of the traffic is in the interest of the entire economy.Therefore we rely on a positive decision of the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig for the implementation of the fairway adjustment of the Lower and Outer Elbe this year.Around 260,000 jobs, including 110,000 outside the metropolitan region of Hamburg, nationwide are directly or indirectly connected with the port of Hamburg.In addition, the nationwide nearly 20 billion euros of added value illustrate that the importance of the port of Hamburg reaches far into the interior into it.Since we have the construction of the Y-line, pull the expansion of the A20 and the A21 all together.Our commitment to improving infrastructure is to see North German folklore, but in connection with its nationwide relevance.Add to this the importance of the port of Hamburg for seaborne foreign trade flows of our European neighbors, “says Egloff.
Optimistic Start in 2014
For the year 2014, the Port of Hamburg Marketing Organization expects a further increase in cargo throughput, which is expected by the end of the year to reach a moderate gain.
Source: The Port of Hamburg