In the Port of Hamburg, the pioneering spirit of change is palpable.
Authorities, institutions and companies will spend the next few years creating and developing a sustainable energy hub. So, for the time being, our cover shows 'only' a simulation. Many programmes are already underway, others have already been implemented by companies. In this way, the port is ensuring Germany's supply readiness and further expanding its importance. In a worthwhile interview, Dr Melanie Leonhard, Senator for Economics and Innovation, explains how this is achieved.
With the 'Sustainable Energy Hub Hamburg', the HPA - the Hamburg Port Authority - has launched a powerful initiative to bring all players closer together. The idea is also to help them communicate with the authorities when it comes to approving projects. This will be a decisive factor in the rapid implementation of the sustainable energy hub.
Hydrogen will play a very important role as an energy source in the future. Companies such as HHLA are therefore in the process of joining forces with many other partners to test this new resource in practical applications. The article 'Cleaner All-Rounders' illustrates what is being tested in the Clean Port Logistics Project.
Another element of the energy transition is LNG - liquefied natural gas. Our partner ports in the region, such as the Port of Brunsbüttel, have been particularly active in this area. They are in the process of further expanding their capacities to secure Germany's gas supply. The Port of Hamburg is not the only port working intensively on a more climate-friendly Germany. Projects for a climate-neutral future are also underway at many HHM member companies outside the port.