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Slight growth in Port of Hamburg’s seaborne cargo handling in the first quarter of 2013

The Port of Hamburg has reason to look to the future with optimism. At 32.8 million tons, total seaborne cargo throughput for the first three months of 2013 put the Port of Hamburg back on a growth course. The trend in bulk cargo handling, especially, fuelled the increase in seaborne cargo handling: In the first quarter of the year a total of 10.1 million tons of bulk cargoes were handled in Hamburg, corresponding to an increase of 6.3 percent.

Immense variety of exhibitors on the “Gateway Hamburg” trade fair stand at transport logistic 2013 in Munich

Around 50 companies from the port, transport and logistics sector in Hamburg and the region will be presenting their services under the joint “Gateway Hamburg” banner at transport logistic 2013, the world’s largest logistics trade fair being held in Munich from 4 to 7 June.

Ramsauer gives assurance of rapid aid for the Kiel Canal at Port of Hamburg Marketing’s parliamentary evening

Infrastructural bottlenecks in port hinterland traffic are becoming increasingly acute, irrespective of the mode of transport, and are fuelling growing alarm among all the players involved. Such was the universal feeling at the parliamentary evening in Berlin organized by Port of Hamburg Marketing and attended by Peter Ramsauer, Germany’s Minister of Transport, and around 150 high-ranking representatives of the world of politics, business and trade associations.

Sharp surge in Russian traffic via Hamburg after WTO accession

Russia is the second-most important trading partner for the Port of Hamburg in terms of seaborne container handling. With a total volume of approx. 675,000 standard containers (TEU) handled between Hamburg and the Russian ports, the volume of container traffic was up by a further 13.3 per cent in 2012, consolidating the lead in foreign trade with Europe and overseas via Hamburg. This positive trend is also attributable to Russia’s decision to join the WTO, resulting in associated simplifications in commercial law as well as the dismantling of trade barriers.

At 131 million tons, in 2012 total throughput in the Port of Hamburg remained slightly below the previous year

In 2012 the Port of Hamburg’s seaborne cargo throughput reached 130.9 million tons (- 1.0 percent). General cargo throughput at 91.5 million tons was just below the previous year‘s (- 1.2 percent). Bulk cargo throughput at 39.4 million tons (- 0.4 percent) also remained just below the 2011 total. At 8.9 million TEU (20-ft standard containers) in 2012 total container handling predominating in Hamburg was slightly lower (- 1.7 percent).

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