The Port of Hamburg’s overall results for the first nine months characterized by export growth and an import downturn
In the first nine months of 2012 the Port of Hamburg achieved total throughput of 98.1 million tons (down 0.8 percent). General cargo throughput at 69.2 million tons was just ahead of last year’s figure (up 0.2 percent). Bulk cargo throughput at 28.8 million tons stayed behind the previous year’s (down 3.3 percent).
In the first six months of 2012 the Port of Hamburg reported total throughput of 65.8 million tons (up 2.7 percent). At 45 million tons or 4.4 million TEU (20-ft standard containers), the container throughput that predominates in Hamburg as a universal port achieved a gain of 1.9 percent. The reason for this relatively modest growth was the total for empty containers, whereas throughput of loaded containers grew up by 4.7 percent to 3.8 million TEU. Weaker growth rates compared to the 2011 first half are explained by the unusually strong growth achieved at that time.
The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) names 13,500 TEU containership in Hamburg on 25 May.
The AIN SNAN was delivered after a nine-month building phase in January of this year. The UMM SALAL, the first of nine UASC new builds in this size class already went into service in June 2011. During the course of the first five months of this year all nine vessels have been delivered from the builder Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Korea, with whom the order was placed in July 2008.
Der Hamburger Hafen erreicht in den ersten drei Monaten 2012 einen Gesamtumschlag von 32,6 Millionen Tonnen (+ 3,8 Prozent). Der im Universalhafen Hamburg dominierende Containerumschlag kommt mit einem Umschlagergebnis von 2,2 Millionen TEU (20-Fuß-Standardcontainer) auf ein Plus von 5,2 Prozent im Vergleich zum ersten Quartal 2011.