Cooperation Projects

Together with members and partners from science, business and administration Port of Hamburg Marketing successfully takes part in tenders for EU- and nationally funded project. Focus is put on current issues of transport policy, transport and process optimisation as well as modal shift actions towards more environmental friendly modes. So that for example international marketing strategies are developed or sustainable transport concepts in cabotage and hinterland traffic area are designed. The members of the association have thereby the chance to establish international business relations or expand them. Currently running projects among others are:



COMBINE focuses on strengthening Combined Transport in the Baltic Sea Region through efficiency-enhancing measures at transhipment points and pre-carriage and follow-up traffic. The focus is on the use of new technologies in the pre / post-run, transhipment, the development of suitable business models and the improvement of the political framework, considering the Baltic Sea region specifics. Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V. manages the Interreg BSR cooperation project, in which thirteen other project partners are involved.

The project started on January 1, 2019 (duration 30 months).

Further information on the COMBINE project can be found at


BSR Access Project

The BSR Access Project Platform in transport interoperability approved by the Interreg V B Baltic Sea Region Programme, strives to foster an access to clean, efficient and multimodal transport corridors in the Baltic Sea Region. BSR Access combines competences and geographies of the former projects EMMA, TENTacle, NSB CoRe, GREAT and Scandria2Act into one cooperation platform dealing with transport interoperability and regional development. 
The main objective for the project platform is to mobilise stakeholders to a more coherent, cross-sectoral and adaptive planning approach that would ensure a better access infrastructure to the TEN-T core network corridors, and thereby a sustainable regional growth.


EMMA Extension

EMMA Extension builds on the EMMA projects’ analyses, results and recommendations. Enhancing inland waterway transport (IWT) still is focused on and reflected in all activities of the extension project. EMMA Extension is the logical next step in further developing IWT services in Sweden, Poland and Lithuania as well as to support the uptake of newly developed river information services (RIS) in Germany. Thus, the project will increase the quality and sustainability of results. The project is led by Port of Hamburg Marketing Reg. Assoc. (HHM) and brings together six further project partners.
The project started 1st August 2019 (lifetime 18 months).
Further information on the EMMA Extension project will be available soon at



By engaging stakeholders from administration, port related business’ and logistic business’ along the supply chain, SMOOTH PORTS’ aims to reduce CO2 emissions from port-related road traffic by improving regional policy instruments in a holistic manner.
To achieve these aims, SMOOTH PORTS wants to utilise the differences of the project partners’ ports through an exchange of effective tools and best practices. A key focus lies on finding optimal procedures for the clearance of the goods. A further focus will be on the different approaches regarding Information and Communications Technology solutions for various traffic related port activities as well as on the question what alternative fuels can power port activities in the future.
The project started on 1st August 2019 and ends in January 2023.
Further information on the SMOOTH PORTS project can be found at: