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Port of Hamburg Marketing

The Port's Voice

Hamburg is home to Germany's largest port. Along with its members, Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) is active worldwide to further strengthen its market position. Founded in 1985, the Association has been successfully campaigning for Hamburg as a port and logistics region for nearly 40 years. The Port of Hamburg enjoys a positive image all over the world, standing for professionalism, efficiency, and innovation.

HHM is soundly based both nationally and internationally. At a total of eleven locations, the staff at headquarters and the representative offices champion the interests of Hamburg and the region’s industry. Experts in the market regions cultivate excellent contacts with numerous companies in trade and industry, the transport and logistics sector, trade associations and political decision-makers.

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Networking

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The worldwide representative offices of Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) are an ideal setting for networking.

Representative Office Events

The worldwide representative offices of Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) are an ideal setting for networking. Our representatives regularly organise events to provide and port evenings. In addition, there are always shippers' days. Internationally, our representatives organise delegation visits and provide support at trade fairs.

Benefits for members

Through the HHM representative offices, association members gain access to the markets in the regions of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Russia, the Baltic Sea and Asia. This includes, among other things, arranging market contacts, organising company visits, events and delegation trips, supplying market and industry data, country information with market and economic data, processing special projects in the field of market analysis.

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Port Evening Dusseldorf
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Transport policy work

Hafen Hamburg Marketing (HHM) regularly organises a Port Breakfast at the Hamburg State Representation, which could even take place virtually during the pandemic. In addition, we organise delegation trips for members of parliament to Hamburg whenever possible, in order to inform them on site about the situation and our wishes in the port. Furthermore, we are actively involved in various committees of the German Transport Forum, the Logistics Alliance Germany and the Maritime Capital Forum.

Services for members

We communicate the interests and needs of our members to political decision-makers. In addition, we organise events where politicians and members can exchange ideas.

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Axel Mattern (HHM Executive Director), Peter Tschentscher ( First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg)

Press & Public Relations

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HHM regularly briefs the media on Port of Hamburg business topics, also supporting the press activities of its members by distributing their press releases and assisting in the organization of press activities.

Press Activities

Hafen Hamburg Marketing (HHM) regularly informs national and international media about current topics and background information on Hamburg's port industry. At the same time, the team answers worldwide press enquiries and assists journalists with their research.

Press Conferences

The largest press event organised by HHM is the annual press conference in February. Around 70 representatives from print, radio and TV media as well as the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Hamburg port industry attend each year. Together with the Senator for Economic Affairs of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the CEO of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), HHM Executive Board member Axel Mattern provides information on the seaborne cargo handling results. Further press conferences and talks are held in May, August, September and November.

Services for members

We support our association members in their press work. This includes organising press conferences, sending out press releases to our extensive press distribution list or disseminating them through our channels.

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Interview at HHM annual press conference
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Publications

Numerous publications in German and English provide an overview of the performance and development of the Port of Hamburg. They also provide insights into projects and special topics. The Port of Hamburg Magazine is published four times a year and always focuses on a port. In addition, Hafen Hamburg Marketing (HHM) publishes specialist brochures. Users can also find these publications in the Port of Hamburg App.

Benefits for members

Our communications team supports our members in their press and public relations work. We are happy to help develop your own communications strategy. This may include the development of brochures. We also take our members into account when designing the content of our Port of Hamburg Magazine. We are happy to incorporate ready-written articles or draft them for our members.

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Port of Hamburg Magazine
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Ralf Johanning

Ralf Johanning

Press Officer

Central Office
+49 40 37709 113
E-Mail

Events & Exhibitions

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Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) designs and organises trade fair appearances worldwide under the umbrella brand Port of Hamburg.

Fairs and Exhibitions

Hafen Hamburg Marketing (HHM) designs and organises trade fair appearances worldwide under the umbrella brand Port of Hamburg. One highlight is the participation in transport logistic in Munich. The "Gateway Hamburg" stand with its 950 square metres of exhibition space and over 50 exhibiting companies is considered one of the largest stands at the leading trade fair. Our association also organises and plans many international trade fair appearances in close cooperation with our representative offices. For example, we are present at many internationally important trade fairs in China and Hong Kong.

Benefits for Members

Member companies can present themselves at a joint stand and benefit from overall coordination, a comprehensive service package as well as particularly favourable conditions - including press services.

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"Gateway Hamburg" booth at tl Munich
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Contacts

Mathias Schulz

Mathias Schulz

Director Communications

Central Office
+49 40 37709 114
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Katja Höltkemeier

Katja Höltkemeier

Event Manager, Member Services

Central Office
+49 40 37709 115
E-Mail

Trade Visitor Programmes

Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) develops individual visitor programmes for delegations and groups from Germany and abroad - from professionally accompanied informative trips to terminal visits and company tours to specialist lectures. There are exciting information programmes for the next generation of logistics professionals.

Port and country delegations make up the largest share of visitor groups, with students and trainees from the logistics industry making up the second largest share. We also look after shippers and customers of the Port of Hamburg, associations and institutions, groups of member companies and political delegations. We organise port tours, terminal visits and specialist presentations by HHM, partners and member companies.

Benefits for Members

We design, organise and accompany port information tours, terminal/company visits in Hamburg and the metropolitan region accompanied by experts for our members.

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Visitor group in the port of Hamburg
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Contacts

Tony Michaela Mark

Tony Michaela Mark

Assistant Representative Office

Germany South
0821 8998394 2
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Member and Customer Events

With worldwide networking events, Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) offers an excellent opportunity to establish and expand high-grade business relationships. One of the most important event formats is the Port Evening, which each representative office organises once a year. Representatives from the logistics and transport industry, but also from politics, meet here to exchange information and engage in conversation in a pleasant atmosphere. The annual members' get-together serves in particular to consolidate the entire network.

Benefits for members

Our members are welcome to attend networking and information events in the core markets at home and abroad. They are also cordially invited to the Maritime Industry Meeting - the annual networking event "Mitglieder-Treff" in Hamburg. We are happy to discuss further cooperation opportunities at events with our members.

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Members' meeting
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Contacts

Katja Höltkemeier

Katja Höltkemeier

Event Manager, Member Services

Central Office
+49 40 37709 115
E-Mail

Event Containers

Whether port event, city festival trade fair or open day - with our event containers we are able to represent the Port of Hamburg anywhere and everywhere. The 20-foot and 40-foot containers can be used individually or together at any time. They can be transported intermodally. The inventory also includes seating and shelves. Platforms are also available.

Benefits for Members

HHM's event containers may be booked by members for their events and other purposes.

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HHM Eventcontainer

Contacts

Katja Höltkemeier

Katja Höltkemeier

Event Manager, Member Services

Central Office
+49 40 37709 115
E-Mail

Digital Media

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Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) offers a comprehensive online service that is continually being updated.

Website portofhamburg.com

Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) offers a comprehensive online service that is continually being updated. This enables us to provide customers and interested parties with extensive information about the Port of Hamburg in digital form. The most important platform is the website www.hafen-hamburg.de. It consists of almost 60,000 individual pages and was accessed around 8 million by around 1.6 million users in 2022. Contents include current ship calls, the port industry directory with over 1,000 companies and organisations, an interactive port map, webcams, all HHM publications and port news. It also offers varying special features.

Benefits for Members

Our members are represented on our website in many different ways. For example, they are listed in the business directory. In addition, we like to publish our members' press releases and design and launch websites for members. Some examples:

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Homepage www.portofhamburg.com

Jochen Wischhusen

Jochen Wischhusen

Head of Online Media & IT

Central Office
+49 40 37709 119
E-Mail

Heike Wegner

Heike Wegner

Online Media Manager, Member Services

Central Office
+49 40 37709 123
E-Mail

Social Media

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The social media team at Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) publishes new and exciting content on a daily basis.

Social Media

The social media team at Hafen Hamburg Marketing (HHM) publishes attractive new content every day. The response to our appearances is getting better and better. With almost 23,000 followers, HHM is really successful on Linkedin. This is also true on Facebook. There are already almost 20,000 people who like the website. On Instagram, more than 5,500 followers follow the events in and around the Port of Hamburg.

Benefits for Members

Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) shares press releases and news on social media. In addition, we support the members of the association in setting up their own social media strategy.

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We are always close to it
We are always close to it
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Birte Hirsch

Birte Hirsch

Social-Media-Manager

Central Office
+49 40 37709 138
E-Mail

Market research

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The market research team at Hafen Hamburg Marketing (HHM) constantly monitors liner services, seaports and hinterland traffic.

Shipping

The market research team at Hafen Hamburg Marketing (HHM) constantly monitors liner services, seaports and hinterland traffic. HHM Market Research regularly publishes statistics and reports on developments in the Port of Hamburg's seaborne cargo and hinterland transport. Observing the competitive environment and foreign trade is also an integral part of the data analyses. The team publishes twelve monthly reports: the SeegüterrePORT (eight times a years) and four quarterly reports. These provide information on port trends and developments in seaport-hinterland traffic. The SeegüterrePORT regularly focuses on a specific market. In addition, the team also prepares individual analyses for our members.

Benefits for members

Member companies and partners receive SeegüterrePORT and the quarterly reports free of charge. In addition, they can use the extensive and exclusive data pool in the areas of seaborne cargo handling, liner services and hinterland traffic as a basis for many corporate activities and decisions. A wide variety of data from the areas of sea cargo and sea container handling and data on Germany's foreign trade can be evaluated from extensive databases. Individual monthly data subscriptions, so-called "quick statistics" may also be ordered.

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Liner Services and Intermodal Database

With the databases "Liner Services" and "Intermodal Services", Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) offers two important databases for the port industry and logistics sector. They provide a quick overview of the direct connections in maritime transport and in the hinterland. "Linerservices" comprises the Port of Hamburg's regular connections in intercontinental maritime traffic and in European feeder and shortsea traffic. "Intermodal Services" features all container train connections with the terminals in the German and European inland as well as the regular inland waterway services in the German river and canal system. Both databases offer a useful search function and provide many additional details on the connections. In addition to address and contact details of liner shipping companies, their agencies and ship-booking carriers (NVOCCs), providers of rail and inland waterway transport are listed.

Benefits for Members

In addition to detailed market and transport data in the form of analyses and studies, members regularly receive statistics and reports on developments in maritime freight and hinterland transport. Furthermore, data on current market developments and trends are offered. Member companies can also declare their connections as ship-booking carriers (NVOCCs).

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Christian Ulken

Christian Ulken

Market Research Manager, Port

Central Office
+49 40 37709 117
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Jens Schlegel

Jens Schlegel

Market Research Manager, Shipping & Hinterland

Central Office
+49 40 37709 116
E-Mail

Market Developement

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Positioning the Port of Hamburg in the international environment is a central task of Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM).

Market Development

Positioning the Port of Hamburg in the international environment is a central task of Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM). We are therefore present in the important core markets at home and abroad. The development of new business relationships, the initiation of cooperation projects and cross-border market development are particularly important for the port location.

To promote the Port of Hamburg in the European and Asian overseas markets, our colleagues in Market Development are in close contact with our foreign representative offices. Through events, trade fairs and delegation trips, they inform people around the world about the importance of the Port of Hamburg.

Benefits for members

As we are present in the important core markets at home and abroad, members benefit from delegation trips, company visits and events where valuable market contacts are made. The focus is on the Baltic Sea region, Central and Eastern Europe as well a Asia.

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Worldwide HHM representative offices
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Contacts

Marina Basso Michael

Marina Basso Michael

Regional Director Europe

Central Office
+49 40 37709 111
E-Mail

Inga Gurries

Inga Gurries

Head of Market Development Asia, Project Manager

Central Office
+49 40 37709 173
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Anne Thiesen

Anne Thiesen

Market Development Southeast Asia, Member Services

Central Office
+49 40 37709 151
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The Baltic Sea region is one of Europe's most important shipping areas. Thanks to its favourable location on the Kiel Canal, the Port of Hamburg is the most important Northern European transhipment hub for Baltic Sea traffic. It acts as a hub for the transhipment of goods between intercontinental mega-ships and smaller feeder ships and their onward distribution in the Baltic region. Intra-European cargo for the North Sea and Baltic region is also loaded here (short sea shipping). Many feeder and short-sea services operate weekly from Hamburg to Scandinavia, Poland, Finland and the Baltic.

Port of Hamburg Marketing looks after the Baltic region from its head office. Due to the outstanding importance of the region, HHM maintains good contacts with local ports such as Gothenburg (Sweden) or Klaipeda (Lithuania). The connection between Hamburg's port industry and the Polish market is also cultivated by our representative office in Warsaw.

With around 450 million consumers, the European single market is one of the largest single markets in the industrialised world. For many companies in Central and Eastern Europe, the Port of Hamburg is one of the most important gateways to all markets worldwide. The universal port benefits from its excellent hinterland connections, especially by rail. Around 2000 container train connections link Hamburg with the European hinterland, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary.

Port of Hamburg Marketing serves the Central and Eastern European market on a large scale. In the DACH region we represent the Port of Hamburg's interests at four locations - Essen, Dresden, Augsburg and Vienna. For matters relating to Eastern Europe, our members have had representative offices in Warsaw, Prague and Budapest at their disposal since the 1990s.

India is one of the world's fastest-growing economies and an important trading partner for Germany. In this context, the Port of Hamburg plays a central role as a hub for the exchange of goods between the two countries. India imports a wide range of products, including machinery, automobiles and electronics. At the same time, Indian products such as chemicals, clothing and textiles also enter the German market. The Port of Hamburg has the infrastructure and logistics expertise needed to handle and distribute these goods efficiently.

Since 2011, our member companies have had a direct local contact point at our representative office in Mumbai for all questions relating to the Indian market.

China, Japan and South Korea are important sales markets for German products (e.g. machinery, chemicals and automotive parts). The port's excellent connections to the European hinterland enable companies to efficiently transport their goods to the North-East Asian markets. At the same time, the Port of Hamburg is one of the most important transhipment centres in Europe for containers and cargo from North-East Asia. Many goods that are produced here arrive in Europe by sea and are transported onwards via Hamburg. However, a large proportion also remains in the metropolitan region.

Due to the importance of this region, the Hamburg Port Authority maintains partnerships with the most important ports in China, South Korea and Japan. The Hamburg Liaison Office Shanghai has been looking after the interests and concerns of our members and other Hamburg players from politics, culture and business for over 20 years.

The reorganisation of supply chains due to the pandemic and geopolitical changes has triggered a strong dynamic in Southeast Asia, particularly in the ASEAN states of Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Singapore is the Port of Hamburg's third most important partner country in terms of volume. It acts as a key transshipment hub, handling the largest volume of containers worldwide between Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Hamburg benefits from the volume growth in this region. The increased volumes there have led to investments in infrastructure. For example, capacities have been expanded in ports in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia.

Port of Hamburg Marketing has many years of expertise in the (Southeast) Asian market. HHM looks after the Southeast Asian market from its Hamburg headquarters and provides its member companies with help and advice on issues relating to the region.

The Baltic Sea region is one of Europe's most important shipping areas. Thanks to its favourable location on the Kiel Canal, the Port of Hamburg is the most important Northern European transhipment hub for Baltic Sea traffic. It acts as a hub for the transhipment of goods between intercontinental mega-ships and smaller feeder ships and their onward distribution in the Baltic region. Intra-European cargo for the North Sea and Baltic region is also loaded here (short sea shipping). Many feeder and short-sea services operate weekly from Hamburg to Scandinavia, Poland, Finland and the Baltic.

Port of Hamburg Marketing looks after the Baltic region from its head office. Due to the outstanding importance of the region, HHM maintains good contacts with local ports such as Gothenburg (Sweden) or Klaipeda (Lithuania). The connection between Hamburg's port industry and the Polish market is also cultivated by our representative office in Warsaw.

With around 450 million consumers, the European single market is one of the largest single markets in the industrialised world. For many companies in Central and Eastern Europe, the Port of Hamburg is one of the most important gateways to all markets worldwide. The universal port benefits from its excellent hinterland connections, especially by rail. Around 2000 container train connections link Hamburg with the European hinterland, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary.

Port of Hamburg Marketing serves the Central and Eastern European market on a large scale. In the DACH region we represent the Port of Hamburg's interests at four locations - Essen, Dresden, Augsburg and Vienna. For matters relating to Eastern Europe, our members have had representative offices in Warsaw, Prague and Budapest at their disposal since the 1990s.

India is one of the world's fastest-growing economies and an important trading partner for Germany. In this context, the Port of Hamburg plays a central role as a hub for the exchange of goods between the two countries. India imports a wide range of products, including machinery, automobiles and electronics. At the same time, Indian products such as chemicals, clothing and textiles also enter the German market. The Port of Hamburg has the infrastructure and logistics expertise needed to handle and distribute these goods efficiently.

Since 2011, our member companies have had a direct local contact point at our representative office in Mumbai for all questions relating to the Indian market.

China, Japan and South Korea are important sales markets for German products (e.g. machinery, chemicals and automotive parts). The port's excellent connections to the European hinterland enable companies to efficiently transport their goods to the North-East Asian markets. At the same time, the Port of Hamburg is one of the most important transhipment centres in Europe for containers and cargo from North-East Asia. Many goods that are produced here arrive in Europe by sea and are transported onwards via Hamburg. However, a large proportion also remains in the metropolitan region.

Due to the importance of this region, the Hamburg Port Authority maintains partnerships with the most important ports in China, South Korea and Japan. The Hamburg Liaison Office Shanghai has been looking after the interests and concerns of our members and other Hamburg players from politics, culture and business for over 20 years.

The reorganisation of supply chains due to the pandemic and geopolitical changes has triggered a strong dynamic in Southeast Asia, particularly in the ASEAN states of Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Singapore is the Port of Hamburg's third most important partner country in terms of volume. It acts as a key transshipment hub, handling the largest volume of containers worldwide between Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Hamburg benefits from the volume growth in this region. The increased volumes there have led to investments in infrastructure. For example, capacities have been expanded in ports in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia.

Port of Hamburg Marketing has many years of expertise in the (Southeast) Asian market. HHM looks after the Southeast Asian market from its Hamburg headquarters and provides its member companies with help and advice on issues relating to the region.

Representative offices

Port of Hamburg Marketing's (HHM) worldwide network is the basis for the successful marketing and positioning of the Port of Hamburg in a national and international context. In addition to our head office in Hamburg, we have three representative offices in Germany, four representative offices in other European countries and two in Asia.

Benefits for Members

Our representative offices organise delegation trips, company visits and their own events where valuable market contacts are established. The focus is on the Baltic Sea region, South Eastern Europe and overseas. Thanks to their location directly in relevant markets, the representative offices can also assist in arranging appointments with individual companies.

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Locations of the HHM representative offices
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Contacts

Roman Fürtig

Roman Fürtig

Head of the Representative Office

Germany East
+49 351 6538 132
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Markus Heinen

Markus Heinen

Head of the Representative Office

Germany West
+49 201 999 5032 1
E-Mail

Karin Lengenfelder

Karin Lengenfelder

Head of the Representative Office*

Germany South
0821 8998394 1
E-Mail

Alexander Till

Alexander Till

Head of the Representative Office

Vienna
+43 1 7125 484 11
E-Mail

Vladimír Doboš

Vladimír Doboš

Head of the Representative Office

Prague
+420 224 891 300
E-Mail

Maciej Brzozowski

Maciej Brzozowski

Head of the Representative Office

Warsaw
+48 22 6546 007
E-Mail

Pan Hua

Pan Hua

Chief Representative China, Japan & Korea

Shanghai
+86 21 6875 8705
E-Mail

Sameeha Pradeep Sule

Sameeha Pradeep Sule

Representative India

Mumbai
+91 22 6665 2154
E-Mail

Video Production & Studio

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To make the Port of Hamburg even more visible, Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) produces different video formats. Users can watch these at any time on our platforms and on the HHM website.

To make the Port of Hamburg even more visible, Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) produces different video formats. Users can watch these at any time on our platforms and on the HHM website. We focus on two formats at the moment: PORTtalk and PORTmovie.

With PORTtalk, we focus on topics and news from the port industry. In these entertaining clips, we let experts and entrepreneurs from the logistics and transport industry give their insights, and our presenters are always close to the burning issues surrounding the Port of Hamburg and its hinterland.

PORTmovie is an infotainement format that features the most beautiful and exciting scenes from the Port of Hamburg, from the arrival of Ultra Large Container Vessels to the building of new and innovative infrastructure.

Benefits for members

The HHM team always addresses port-related topics in the videos. Our members get a lot of space here. Members who have exciting topics or would like to produce their own image film can contact us at any time. We are happy to help.

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Studio & Online Events

The Port of Hamburg Marketing Team have taken advantage of the pandemic and set up our own broadcasting studio. From here we stream press conferences, virtual meetings and events. Our programme PORTtalk live is particularly successful. Ten times a year, specialists analyse current topics related to the port industry. They do not have to be on site. Depending on the type of event, we include them via different platforms such as MS Teams or Zoom. Our studio equipment includes professional cameras, green screens, professional lighting and microphones.

Benefits for members

We can provide you with our studio and technical equipment for online conferences. Green screens allow us to embed the "brands" of our members. In addition, we offer a high level of failure and malfunction protection through redundant systems.

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Mathias Schulz

Mathias Schulz

Director Communications

Central Office
+49 40 37709 114
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Jochen Wischhusen

Jochen Wischhusen

Head of Online Media & IT

Central Office
+49 40 37709 119
E-Mail

Mahdi Ahmadi

Mahdi Ahmadi

Media Technology and Video Production Officer

Central Office
+49 40 37709 118
E-Mail

Birte Hirsch

Birte Hirsch

Social-Media-Manager

Central Office
+49 40 37709 138
E-Mail

Projects

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The HHM projects department participates in tenders for EU and nationally funded projects.

The HHM projects department participates in tenders for EU and nationally funded projects. Our team works closely with members and partners from science, business and administration. Involving on-site industry partners ensures a high level of acceptance and marketability of the processes and solutions developed.

The activities focus on current issues in transport policy as well as optimisation possibilities for transport and transhipment processes. The project department also develops international marketing strategies and designs sustainable transport concepts in the coastal shipping and hinterland sectors, acting as an experienced project developer and project manager.

Benefits for Members

We advise and support our members in the acquisition of or participation in funding projects and the development of project applications. In addition, we take on project and communication management as well as public relations work. The members of the association thus benefit of our know-how in the areas of (maritime) logistics, transport, and cohesion policy. Furthermore, they also have the opportunity to establish or expand international business relationships

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The project Green Supply Chains focuses on leveraging synergies in the electrification strategies of (inland) ports and neighboring regions. Further decarbonization of the ports' hinterland traffic is taken into account here.

The HHM member company modility aims to expand the existing booking tool, which simplifies the booking and use of rail transport and thus supports a shift in transport towards rail. The Hamburg Port Authority is investigating the possibility of further rolling out shore power solutions for other port customers.

The project will run from January 2024 to December 2026 under the management of Port of Hamburg Marketing Reg. Assoc.

Further information about the project: www.interregnorthsea.eu/gsc

Ports play an important factor in reaching European and national climate targets. They form the economic backbone of the Baltic Sea Region, but at the same time emissions from cargo transport and port activities are major contributors to environmental pollution.

The Blue Supply Chains project strives to support port authorities and operators in particular in implementing long-term steps towards decarbonisation. The project follows a three-pillar approach with a holistic perspective to include various port-relevant aspects. This encompasses answers to the questions of how the process of greening port operations can be supported (e.g. via electrification of handling equipment), how alternative fuels can be expanded (bunkering and loading strategy) and how environmentally friendly transport chains can be maintained and better connected (via combined transport).

The project will run from January 2023 to December 2025 under the leadership of Hafen Hamburg Marketing.

For more information please visit https://interreg-baltic.eu/project/bluesupplychains/.

The REDII Ports project stands for “Renewable Energy Development and Intelligent Implementation in Ports”. It focuses on the programme area of renewable energy - from the perspective of a port authority.

The project aims aims to promote solutions and their technical implementation for the economic production, storage, and use of alternative fuels in port locations. REDII Ports has a special focus on five alternatives promoted by an EU directive and relevant to a port community: ELECTRICITY (LAND/HYDRO/BATTERY), WIND/TIDAL/SOLAR; BIODIESEL, HYDROGEN, AMMONIA/METHANOL.

The duration of the project is from September 2023 to October 2025 under the management of the Port of Skagen.

Further information about the project: www.interregnorthsea.eu/redii-ports

CoboTank is a project to develop and test collaborative and automated robotic systems to support the loading process of tankers. The project, led by Garant Mineralölhandelsgesellschaft mbH, aims to optimise the loading processes of inland tankers using partially and fully automated robot systems. Until now, this area has been characterised by manual, physically demanding and error-prone work. The use of a collaborative robot system, known as a cobot, is expected to increased process and work safety.

Further automation of the loading/unloading process using a robot is the long-term vision. This project thus addresses the great need for future-proof, automated solutions in the area of liquid goods handling.

The project will run from July 2022 to June 2025 under the management of Garant Mineralölhandelsgesellschaft mbH.

Further information about the project: www.cobotank.de

The “Shore Power In European Shipping” (SPIES) projects complement the activities in the Green Supply Chains project. The focus here is on developing an action plan for a coordinated expansion of shore power supply for inland and coastal vessels.

The HHM member company Hamburg Port Authority and the Federal Association of Inland Ports are supporting the project consortium in an advisory capacity.

The duration of the project is from January 2024 to June 2025 under the leadership of Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij (POM) Limburg.

Further information about the project: www.interregnorthsea.eu/spies

The “Skills for a Green Industrial Transition” (GRIT) project develops training- and education programs for qualified technicians to support the green industrial transition in the port environment.

The HHM member company ma-co maritimes competenzcentrum GmbH, as a vocational training center in the port of Hamburg, will work with HHM to identify future qualification needs and develop corresponding courses tailored to the needs.

The duration of the project is from January 2024 to June 2025 under the leadership of Province Antwerp.

Further information about the project: www.interregnorthsea.eu/grit

The project Green Supply Chains focuses on leveraging synergies in the electrification strategies of (inland) ports and neighboring regions. Further decarbonization of the ports' hinterland traffic is taken into account here.

The HHM member company modility aims to expand the existing booking tool, which simplifies the booking and use of rail transport and thus supports a shift in transport towards rail. The Hamburg Port Authority is investigating the possibility of further rolling out shore power solutions for other port customers.

The project will run from January 2024 to December 2026 under the management of Port of Hamburg Marketing Reg. Assoc.

Further information about the project: www.interregnorthsea.eu/gsc

Ports play an important factor in reaching European and national climate targets. They form the economic backbone of the Baltic Sea Region, but at the same time emissions from cargo transport and port activities are major contributors to environmental pollution.

The Blue Supply Chains project strives to support port authorities and operators in particular in implementing long-term steps towards decarbonisation. The project follows a three-pillar approach with a holistic perspective to include various port-relevant aspects. This encompasses answers to the questions of how the process of greening port operations can be supported (e.g. via electrification of handling equipment), how alternative fuels can be expanded (bunkering and loading strategy) and how environmentally friendly transport chains can be maintained and better connected (via combined transport).

The project will run from January 2023 to December 2025 under the leadership of Hafen Hamburg Marketing.

For more information please visit https://interreg-baltic.eu/project/bluesupplychains/.

The REDII Ports project stands for “Renewable Energy Development and Intelligent Implementation in Ports”. It focuses on the programme area of renewable energy - from the perspective of a port authority.

The project aims aims to promote solutions and their technical implementation for the economic production, storage, and use of alternative fuels in port locations. REDII Ports has a special focus on five alternatives promoted by an EU directive and relevant to a port community: ELECTRICITY (LAND/HYDRO/BATTERY), WIND/TIDAL/SOLAR; BIODIESEL, HYDROGEN, AMMONIA/METHANOL.

The duration of the project is from September 2023 to October 2025 under the management of the Port of Skagen.

Further information about the project: www.interregnorthsea.eu/redii-ports

CoboTank is a project to develop and test collaborative and automated robotic systems to support the loading process of tankers. The project, led by Garant Mineralölhandelsgesellschaft mbH, aims to optimise the loading processes of inland tankers using partially and fully automated robot systems. Until now, this area has been characterised by manual, physically demanding and error-prone work. The use of a collaborative robot system, known as a cobot, is expected to increased process and work safety.

Further automation of the loading/unloading process using a robot is the long-term vision. This project thus addresses the great need for future-proof, automated solutions in the area of liquid goods handling.

The project will run from July 2022 to June 2025 under the management of Garant Mineralölhandelsgesellschaft mbH.

Further information about the project: www.cobotank.de

The “Shore Power In European Shipping” (SPIES) projects complement the activities in the Green Supply Chains project. The focus here is on developing an action plan for a coordinated expansion of shore power supply for inland and coastal vessels.

The HHM member company Hamburg Port Authority and the Federal Association of Inland Ports are supporting the project consortium in an advisory capacity.

The duration of the project is from January 2024 to June 2025 under the leadership of Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij (POM) Limburg.

Further information about the project: www.interregnorthsea.eu/spies

The “Skills for a Green Industrial Transition” (GRIT) project develops training- and education programs for qualified technicians to support the green industrial transition in the port environment.

The HHM member company ma-co maritimes competenzcentrum GmbH, as a vocational training center in the port of Hamburg, will work with HHM to identify future qualification needs and develop corresponding courses tailored to the needs.

The duration of the project is from January 2024 to June 2025 under the leadership of Province Antwerp.

Further information about the project: www.interregnorthsea.eu/grit

The North Sea region (NSR) is one of the logistics zones in Europe: The largest seaports, but also many intermodal transportation nodes are located in the NSR. Those intermodal nodes are outstanding for the transportation of goods to and from the supply and demand markets. To increase attractiveness of a location along with its market potential, i.e. the achievable market, efficient, smart, and ecological transportation networks are needed. The intermodality should enable a concentration of transnational traffic and long distance flows, and as a result of their integration, provide for a highly resource efficient infrastructure use.
Currently, the Trans-European Network-Transport (TEN-T) policy is putting a strong focus on the development of the Core Network, the major transport axes across Europe. The whole trade and business network is not only depending on its major nodes but also on its hinterland. To raise the efficiency of transport flows in a holistic approach, the project will thus include both major and remoter transporation nodes to establish learning opportunities.

The overall project objective is to support smart intermodality growth in the NSR through efficiency enhancements. The detailed project objectives are:

  • Implementation of new smart processes and tools (smart intermodality),
  • Developing of strategies for smart efficiency enhancements (smart involvement)

Part of NSR Connect was the upgrade of “transPORT rail info”, the Hamburg Port Railway information system. On transPORT rail current transport data for rail traffic at the port of Hamburg are displayed, e.g., transport orders, container status information and carriage locations.

A prerequisite for the opening and use of the transPORT rail web client (TPR) is that you have concluded a transPORT rail contract and received an access from the product management as well as a safety certificate for the installation.

Once registered, you can access the system via the following link: Go to transPORT rail Web-Client.

The perspective of transportation is transnational. New are the instruments for implementation and involvement.
The project started on 24 February 2020 and ends in March 2023.

Further information on the North Sea CONNECT project can be found at: https://northsearegion.eu/north-sea-connect

By engaging stakeholders from administration, port related business and logistics 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: https://www.interregeurope.eu/smoothports/

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 www.combine-project.com.

By engaging stakeholders from port related businesses, logistics business along the supply chain, administration and policy, LISA aims to create a large partnership around the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). The focus lies within the facilitation of innovative technologies and solutions, digitalization and optimization of port calls linking sea and land and serving the stakeholders as a creative platform for projects, initiatives and other relevant stakeholders. The overall goal is to steer and maneuver towards the realization of EUSBSR policy area transport action plan.

LISA focuses on these areas to support the cross-sector harmonization process towards a European Maritime Single Window and other digitalization processes along the logistics- and supply chain. The idea with LISA is to establish a long-term process to support these cross-sectoral digitalization efforts in transport and logistics in the BSR. This process will help to facilitate joint initiatives and joint project applications linking land and sea in the Baltic Sea Region and with that increase connectivity and intermodality and thus support a greener and more efficient transport system.

The LISA activities are funded by the Swedish Institute Seed funding for cooperation projects in the Baltic Sea Region.
Further Information on the project can be found at: http://www.lisaflagship.eu/flagship/

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.

The project runs from October 2018 to September 2021 and the leading partner is the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.

More information on BSR Access can be found on www.bsraccess.eu

EMMA Extension builds on the EMMA project’s’ analyses, results and recommendations. Enhancing inland waterway transport (IWT) is still at the core of the extension project and all its activities.

EMMA Extension is the logical next step in further developing IWT services in Poland and Lithuania as well as to support the uptake of newly developed river information services (RIS) in Germany, Poland and Finland. Thus, the project will increase the quality and sustainability of results. The project is led by Port of Hamburg Marketing Reg. Assoc. and brings together six project partners from the Baltic Sea Region.

Project lifetime: August 1, 2019 – July 21, 2021

Further information on EMMA Extension at www.project-emma.eu

The North Sea region (NSR) is one of the logistics zones in Europe: The largest seaports, but also many intermodal transportation nodes are located in the NSR. Those intermodal nodes are outstanding for the transportation of goods to and from the supply and demand markets. To increase attractiveness of a location along with its market potential, i.e. the achievable market, efficient, smart, and ecological transportation networks are needed. The intermodality should enable a concentration of transnational traffic and long distance flows, and as a result of their integration, provide for a highly resource efficient infrastructure use.
Currently, the Trans-European Network-Transport (TEN-T) policy is putting a strong focus on the development of the Core Network, the major transport axes across Europe. The whole trade and business network is not only depending on its major nodes but also on its hinterland. To raise the efficiency of transport flows in a holistic approach, the project will thus include both major and remoter transporation nodes to establish learning opportunities.

The overall project objective is to support smart intermodality growth in the NSR through efficiency enhancements. The detailed project objectives are:

  • Implementation of new smart processes and tools (smart intermodality),
  • Developing of strategies for smart efficiency enhancements (smart involvement)

Part of NSR Connect was the upgrade of “transPORT rail info”, the Hamburg Port Railway information system. On transPORT rail current transport data for rail traffic at the port of Hamburg are displayed, e.g., transport orders, container status information and carriage locations.

A prerequisite for the opening and use of the transPORT rail web client (TPR) is that you have concluded a transPORT rail contract and received an access from the product management as well as a safety certificate for the installation.

Once registered, you can access the system via the following link: Go to transPORT rail Web-Client.

The perspective of transportation is transnational. New are the instruments for implementation and involvement.
The project started on 24 February 2020 and ends in March 2023.

Further information on the North Sea CONNECT project can be found at: https://northsearegion.eu/north-sea-connect

By engaging stakeholders from administration, port related business and logistics 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: https://www.interregeurope.eu/smoothports/

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 www.combine-project.com.

By engaging stakeholders from port related businesses, logistics business along the supply chain, administration and policy, LISA aims to create a large partnership around the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). The focus lies within the facilitation of innovative technologies and solutions, digitalization and optimization of port calls linking sea and land and serving the stakeholders as a creative platform for projects, initiatives and other relevant stakeholders. The overall goal is to steer and maneuver towards the realization of EUSBSR policy area transport action plan.

LISA focuses on these areas to support the cross-sector harmonization process towards a European Maritime Single Window and other digitalization processes along the logistics- and supply chain. The idea with LISA is to establish a long-term process to support these cross-sectoral digitalization efforts in transport and logistics in the BSR. This process will help to facilitate joint initiatives and joint project applications linking land and sea in the Baltic Sea Region and with that increase connectivity and intermodality and thus support a greener and more efficient transport system.

The LISA activities are funded by the Swedish Institute Seed funding for cooperation projects in the Baltic Sea Region.
Further Information on the project can be found at: http://www.lisaflagship.eu/flagship/

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.

The project runs from October 2018 to September 2021 and the leading partner is the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.

More information on BSR Access can be found on www.bsraccess.eu

EMMA Extension builds on the EMMA project’s’ analyses, results and recommendations. Enhancing inland waterway transport (IWT) is still at the core of the extension project and all its activities.

EMMA Extension is the logical next step in further developing IWT services in Poland and Lithuania as well as to support the uptake of newly developed river information services (RIS) in Germany, Poland and Finland. Thus, the project will increase the quality and sustainability of results. The project is led by Port of Hamburg Marketing Reg. Assoc. and brings together six project partners from the Baltic Sea Region.

Project lifetime: August 1, 2019 – July 21, 2021

Further information on EMMA Extension at www.project-emma.eu

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Association Bodies

The Supervisory Board advises and supervises the Executive Board of Port of Hamburg Marketing. Apart from making decisions on its business plan, the Supervisory Board determines the emphases and basic guidelines for its operations.

The Supervisory Board consists of 15 people in total and comprises members drawn from HHM's various membership categories, plus one representative each from the ports in the Metropolitan Region, Hamburg Port Authority, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Hamburg Port Enterprises (UVHH).

The Annual Representatives’ Meeting comprises members from the various membership categories. This is responsible for electing, dismissing and discharging Supervisory Board members, determining fees, and making changes in the Articles of Association.

Supervisory Board

ChairmanVolker Werner, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG
DeputyNils Kahn, MSC Germany S.A. & Co. KG
Friedrich Stuhrmann, Hamburg Port Authority AöR
Further memberDr. Dirk Claus, SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH (für die Metropolregion)
Oliver Dux, HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder GmbH
Jan Holst, Ocean Network Express (Europe) Ltd.
Ina Illing, Unternehmensverband Hafen Hamburg e. V.
Aleksandar Jovanović, Wallmann & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
Jörn Kamrad, EUROGATE GmbH & Co. KGaA, KG
Martin Pieper, GHB Gesamthafenbetriebs-Gesellschaft mbH
Frank Schnabel, Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH
Jan-Oliver Siebrand, Handelskammer Hamburg
Ben David Thurnwald, Hansaport Hafenbetriebsgesellschaft mbH​
Jörg Ullrich, ​European Cargo Logistics GmbH

Board of Representatives

ChairmanRainer Fabian, H.D. Cotterell
DeputySven Hargens, Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH
Further memberTimo Beyer, Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft mbH
Andrea Briks,Saco Shipping GmbH
Benito di Racca, H.S.H. Schleppgesellschaft mbH
Julia Hartmann, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG
Holger Heinzel, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG
Eva Kampe, SEEHAFEN KIEL GMBH & CO. KG
Lennart Kinau, Hamburg Port Authority AöR
Harald Kreft, Hamburg Port Authority AöR
Sandra Mertens, GHB Gesamthafenbetriebs-Gesellschaft mbH
Björn Pistol, Hamburg Port Authority AöR
Willem van der Schalk, a.hartrodt Deutschland (GmbH & Co.) KG