Port of Hamburg Magazine 1.2018 - 50 Years of Container

The triumphant march of the container, which has revolutionized the worldwide transport industry, commenced in the Port of Hamburg on 31 May 1968. With the ‘AMERICAN LANCER’, that day a containership berthed at Burchardkai for the first time. She was the first vessel of a new era that has changed the Port of Hamburg for ever.
This issue of the Port of Hamburg Magazine appropriately marks the date, since container handling with an annual volume of around nine million boxes is now the crucial cargo segment on the Elbe.
This anniversary issue includes a chronicle of Hamburg’s development as a container port, at the same time looking towards the future and the coming challenges to Hamburg as a container port and the entire sector.

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