At a rate of eight percent, the decline in seaborne cargo in Germany’s largest universal port lessened considerably in the third quarter compared to the second.
With the first call of the “HMM HAMBURG”, another ship of the so-called “Megamax-24 class” headed for the port of Hamburg last night.
Ships calling at the port of Hamburg soon orientate themselves towards new lighthouses: The leading lights in Blankenese have to be replaced as part of the fairway adjustment.
An excavator with the multitool was used for the first time in the port of Hamburg. Take a look for yourself in this episode of PORT IS WHAT WE DO.
Even Germany’s largest universal port is affected by the repercussions of the corona crisis. Seaborne cargo throughput in the first quarter of the year at 31.9 million tons was 7.9 percent down on 2019.
Since 29 January ships with a combined width of up to 98 meters can safely pass each other in the widened stretch of the Elbe immediately below the Hamburg state border known as the ‘passing box’.
For around 150 years the port railway has been the link between the ships’ handling terminals and the European rail network.
For Germany’s largest universal port, seaborne cargo handling in the first nine months of 2019 proved highly satisfactory. The growth trend evident since the beginning of the year was maintained.
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) continued its positive performance in the first nine months of 2019. The company recorded another significant increase in revenue and saw strong growth in its operating result.