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New “Port of Hamburg Liner Services” provides details of liner connections all over the world


Published by Port of Hamburg Marketing, the new 2013/2014 edition of “Port of Hamburg Liner Services” (78 pages) provides a comprehensive overview of direct liner connections from Germany’s largest seaport. This magazine-format Special contains a listing of the Port of Hamburg’s services under liner, feeder and short-sea categories. Sailings from Hamburg’s partner ports of Cuxhaven and Lübeck are also included.

New Port of Hamburg Handbook 2013

With the new edition of the “Port of Hamburg Handbook 2013”, Port of Hamburg Marketing provides an insight into the variety and range of services of the Port of Hamburg. In various articles the new issue provides port customers and all those with an interest in the Port of Hamburg useful information in German and English on the range of services of the mainly small and medium-sized firms, or Mittelstand that constitute the bulk of all businesses in the port, and of partner ports in the region.

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.

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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