• 15. Mai 2018
  • 15:30
  • Entertainment

Anniversary „50 years of containers in Hamburg“ in the World Wide Web

When the first container-only ship, the ‘American Lancer‘, berthed on 31 May 1968 at HHLA’s Burchardkai in the Port of Hamburg, no one would have thought that this inconspicuous steel box would fundamentally change the port. And this change was not only significate for the Port of Hamburg, it effected the whole sea transport business and world trade. For many, it marks the beginning of globalization as we know it today.

That day in May 1968 is rightly seen as historic for Germany’s largest seaport. The container has more decisively shaped the Port of Hamburg ever since, overturning all previous technologies. Today, the container throughput with it’s nearly annual volume of 9 million boxes is the most decisive cargo segment at the river Elbe.   

With this background, Hafen Hamburg Marketing has prepared a website for the 50th anniversary of containers in Hamburg. The website is mainly made for general public to illustrate the meaning of the container for our everyday life. Even so containers are nondescript, they influence our everyday life and moving nearly unnoticed the world.

www.hamburg-container.com/en/ offers exciting insides in the Hamburg container story as well as interesting stories around the container, historical und actual picture, footage material and spectacular facts & figures.

Join us on a journey through the development of the container Port of Hamburg and get to know more about the challenges of the future.
The Hamburg container story at www.hamburg-container.com/en/

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