Information about COVID-19

  • The COVID-19 pandemic is still impacting global supply chains. Below we provide information on current developments. For further information we recommend #CoronaHH and www.hamburg.de/coronavirus.

  • Press conference first quarter 2021 (German only)

    17 Aug 2022

  • Maritime news

    • Port of Hamburg handles 91.8 million tons of seaborne cargo
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      Handling results

      15 Nov 2022

      Port of Hamburg handles 91.8 million tons of seaborne cargo

      Several developments simultaneously affected the Port of Hamburg cargo handling trend in the third quarter.

    • HHLA achieves good result in a challenging environment
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      Economy

      14 Nov 2022

      HHLA achieves good result in a challenging environment

      Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) recorded a positive trend in revenue and earnings in the first nine months of the year.

    • CANCELLATION of the 72nd EISBEINESSEN on November 5, 2021
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      Entertainment

      10 Sep 2021

      CANCELLATION of the 72nd EISBEINESSEN on November 5, 2021

      After careful consideration, and with much regret, the board of the Hamburg and Bremen Shipbrokers´ Association (VHBS) has decided to…

    • Consequences of COVID Pandemic Affect the Port of Hamburg’s 2020 Throughput
      News

      Handling results

      25 Feb 2021

      Consequences of COVID Pandemic Affect the Port of Hamburg’s 2020 Throughput

      Seaborne cargo throughput in the Port of Hamburg performed better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2020. The upward trend has been…

    • Publication of interim statement January to September 2020: HHLA successfully resists effects of the coronavirus pandemic
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      Economy

      12 Nov 2020

      Publication of interim statement January to September 2020: HHLA successfully resists effects of…

      I Group revenue at € 959.9 million; operating result (EBIT) at € 107.1 million … I Still strong decline in revenue and earnings expected…

    • Global Wind Industry In Good Mood – Clear Improvement In Germany
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      Economy

      02 Nov 2020

      Global Wind Industry In Good Mood – Clear Improvement In Germany

      2020 is a crisis year, yet the wind industry comes across as rather stable, compared to many other sectors: The mood in the global wind…

    • Pandemic fallout: German maritime shipping headed for deep crisis
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      Economy

      19 May 2020

      Pandemic fallout: German maritime shipping headed for deep crisis

      VDR survey reflects dramatic revenue shortfalls / Corona could have even more serious consequences than the financial crisis / Germany’s…

    • 20 Port Authorities Signed Declaration to Keep Ports Open to Seaborne Trade to Support Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic
      News

      Economy

      27 Apr 2020

      20 Port Authorities Signed Declaration to Keep Ports Open to Seaborne Trade to Support Fight…

      Recognising that the maritime sector plays a critical role in keeping trade flows open in the global fight against COVID-19, 20 members of…

    • Corona pandemic hits mechanical engineering increasingly hard
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      Economy

      24 Apr 2020

      Corona pandemic hits mechanical engineering increasingly hard

      The mechanical engineering industry is increasingly feeling the effects of the corona pandemic; orders are reduced or even cancelled.

    • Port Bronka supports Russian exporters and importers
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      Economy

      17 Apr 2020

      Port Bronka supports Russian exporters and importers

      Port Bronka undertakes new extraordinary actions in supporting Russian participants in external economic activity suffering from the…

    • THE Alliance Announces COVID-19 Response Measures for May and June 2020
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      Shipping News

      09 Apr 2020

      THE Alliance Announces COVID-19 Response Measures for May and June 2020

      Following the global outbreak of COVID-19, the members of THE Alliance have revised schedules for May and June to mitigate the impacts of…

    • COVID-19: CMA CGM launches the BUSINESS CONTINUITY PACK
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      Shipping News

      09 Apr 2020

      COVID-19: CMA CGM launches the BUSINESS CONTINUITY PACK

      • BUSINESS CONTINUITY PACK: a new global range of adapted solutions for our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic … • DELAY IN…

    • Port of Hamburg remains well connected despite temporary changes in sailing schedules
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      Economy

      03 Apr 2020

      Port of Hamburg remains well connected despite temporary changes in sailing schedules

      In the past few days, numerous liner shipping companies published information on temporary changes in sailing schedules due to the corona…

    • Publication of the Annual Report 2019: HHLA expects strong decrease in earnings due to 2020 coronavirus pandemic
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      Economy

      25 Mar 2020

      Publication of the Annual Report 2019: HHLA expects strong decrease in earnings due to 2020…

      I Significant rise in revenue and operating result (EBIT) in 2019 … I Moderate increase in container throughput, significant increase in…

    • Customer Information from Erurogate: MEASURES AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
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      Economy

      19 Mar 2020

      Customer Information from Erurogate: MEASURES AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

      Dear Customer, Dear Partner, The coronavirus has now reached Germany, and it can be assumed that despite the measures taken to date, the…

    • HHLA CEO: Steady operation in the ports guaranteed
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      Economy

      16 Mar 2020

      HHLA CEO: Steady operation in the ports guaranteed

      The supply of the population and companies with cargo and goods via the terminal facilities of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is…

    • Coronavirus – Port of Hamburg remains in service
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      Economy

      16 Mar 2020

      Coronavirus – Port of Hamburg remains in service

      Dear Colleagues and Business Partners, On March 13, the German Federal Government announced specific measures to limit the spread of…

  • Market news

    • Shanghai in state of emergency
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      Economy

      05 Apr 2022

      Shanghai in state of emergency

      The port in Shanghai remains open. Effects on Hamburg are not yet foreseeable.

    • Southern German exports back to pre-crisis level
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      Economy

      03 Mar 2022

      Southern German exports back to pre-crisis level

      Bavaria's and Baden-Wuerttemberg's exports have picked up in 2021 compared to the previous year. This is reported by our HHM representative Karin Lengenfelder.

    • Cargo throughput in the Seaport of Vyborg increased by 60 percent in 2021
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      Economy

      18 Feb 2022

      Cargo throughput in the Seaport of Vyborg increased by 60 percent in 2021

      In 2021, Port Logistics Ltd increased transhipment volumes in the Seaport of Vyborg by 60 percent.

    • Trade with India increases in 2021
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      Economy

      10 Feb 2022

      Trade with India increases in 2021

      The past year was extremely turbulent in India. A review by Peter Deubet, Head of the Port of Hamburg Marketing Representative Office in Mumbai.

    • Russia: moderate growth in the port industry for 2022
      News

      Economy

      27 Jan 2022

      Russia: moderate growth in the port industry for 2022

      "2021 was a successful year for the transport and logistics sector in Russia", says Head of the HHM-Representative Office Natalia Kapkajewa in St. Petersburg.

    • Record figures in Polish ports
      News

      Economy

      21 Jan 2022

      Record figures in Polish ports

      The Polish ports have had a turbulent but successful 2021. Maciej Brzozowski, HHM representative in Warsaw, explains how this came about.

    • Economic success despite strict regulations
      News

      Economy

      18 Jan 2022

      Economic success despite strict regulations

      In China, the year 2021 was marked by turbulence and highlights with a global impact.

    • Encouraging signs from the Russian market
      News

      Economy

      22 Sep 2021

      Encouraging signs from the Russian market

      Handling in the Russian ports continued to pick up during the first half of 2021. Port of Hamburg remains attractive as a hub for the Russian market.

    • Temporary easing of tension in India
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      Economy

      23 Jul 2021

      Temporary easing of tension in India

      In India the number of new infections fell to 40,000 cases a day. This is reported by Peter Deubet, representative of Hafen Hamburg Marketing (HHM) from Mumbai.

    • Bavarian foreign trade rising again
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      Economy

      21 Jul 2021

      Bavarian foreign trade rising again

      Bavarian exports and imports recorded a significant increase of 42 percent in May compared to the same month of the previous year

    • Russian seaports see slight increase in turnover
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      Economy

      14 Jul 2021

      Russian seaports see slight increase in turnover

      At 412.1 million tonnes, Russian seaports handled more cargo from January to June 2021 than in the same period last year.

    • China: COVID-19 outbreak in Greater Bay Area
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      11 Jun 2021

      China: COVID-19 outbreak in Greater Bay Area

      Anne Thiesen, Port of Hamburg Marketing’s Representative in Hong Kong, reports on the consequences of the most recent Covid-19 outbreak in…

    • India is fighting the second wave of Covid-19
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      Economy

      07 May 2021

      India is fighting the second wave of Covid-19

      The situation in India is dramatic and has an increasing

    • Russia's economy remains resilient
      News

      Economy

      19 Mar 2021

      Russia's economy remains resilient

      According to preliminary estimates, Russia's gross domestic product for 2020 will decline by 3.5 to 4.8 percent. The first two months of…

    • Austria Overseas transports via Hamburg at a stable level in 2020
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      Economy

      05 Mar 2021

      Austria Overseas transports via Hamburg at a stable level in 2020

      Austria's maritime transport industry expects transport volumes to increase this year. Alexander Till, Head of the Vienna Representative…

    • Covid-19 spoils the start of the year in Switzerland
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      Economy

      10 Feb 2021

      Covid-19 spoils the start of the year in Switzerland

      While the Swiss economy were looking rather optimistic and showed a surprisingly strong growth in autumn last year, the ongoing pandemic at…

    • Germany's East hopes for improvement
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      Economy

      08 Feb 2021

      Germany's East hopes for improvement

      After a noticeable recovery in summer and fall, the economy in the eastern region of Germany has been hit hard by the second wave of Covid…

    • Bavarian economic forecast: despite accretion, 2021 will not reach pre-crisis level
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      Economy

      04 Feb 2021

      Bavarian economic forecast: despite accretion, 2021 will not reach pre-crisis level

      The pandemic crisis has led to a deep recession in the Bavarian economy. After the economic recovery decelerated in late summer 2020, the…

    • Garment industry in difficulties
      News

      Economy

      01 Feb 2021

      Garment industry in difficulties

      The situation of the West German markets will continue to be determined by the COVID-19 effects. However, the analysis of our HHM…

    • Czech Republic: hard lockdown until January 22, 2021
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      Economy

      15 Jan 2021

      Czech Republic: hard lockdown until January 22, 2021

      Since December 27th, the highest Corona risk level has been in effect in the Czech Republic. For the time being, this Corona emergency will…

    • Lockdown lifted in India
      News

      Economy

      18 Nov 2020

      Lockdown lifted in India

      Peter Deubet, Head of the Hamburg Representative Office Mumbai, and his colleague Lea Miram, Hamburg Business Manager in Mumbai, report on…

    • Poland: uncertainty overshadows positive mood
      News

      Economy

      30 Oct 2020

      Poland: uncertainty overshadows positive mood

      The latest figures indicate that Poland's economic situation has improved significantly since spring: Industrial production rose by 5.9…

    • Overseas traffic Austria-Hamburg: stable situation in October 2020
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      Economy

      28 Oct 2020

      Overseas traffic Austria-Hamburg: stable situation in October 2020

      Despite the current corona virus related situation and the new restrictions in Austria, which are primarily related to limited social…

    • Lockdown in the Czech Republic
      News

      Economy

      23 Oct 2020

      Lockdown in the Czech Republic

      The Czech government has decided to reintroduce a lockdown due to rising infection rates. … This means severe restrictions for the…

    • Economic survey: Bavarian economy overcomes first corona shock
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      Economy

      22 Oct 2020

      Economic survey: Bavarian economy overcomes first corona shock

      The Bavarian economy has mostly recovered from the historic slump caused by the Corona pandemic. The economic index of the Association of…

    • German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce: Corona crisis will negatively affect Hungary's economy for many more months
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      Economy

      21 Oct 2020

      German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce: Corona crisis will negatively affect…

      The consequences of the Corona crisis will continue to affect companies in Hungary well into 2021. This is the result of the latest, now…

  • Other news

    • MARINE INTERIORS - Cruise & Ferry Global Expo 2021 cancelled
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      17 Jun 2021

      MARINE INTERIORS - Cruise & Ferry Global Expo 2021 cancelled

      Following extensive consultations with its partners, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH decided to cancel the MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry…

    • HHLA Annual General Meeting 2021: Large majority favours proposal for scrip dividend
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      Economy

      11 Jun 2021

      HHLA Annual General Meeting 2021: Large majority favours proposal for scrip dividend

      • Dividend distribution of € 0.45 per Class A share in the form of a scrip dividend approved … • All other proposals also approved … •…

    • “Together we will overcome this crisis”
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      Economy

      14 Jul 2020

      “Together we will overcome this crisis”

      World trade has suffered a severe blow. Shipyards are sitting idle, and SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, had to be…

    • Geodis transports 50 million disposable medical gloves from China to Germany for the German Government
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      Economy

      11 Jun 2020

      Geodis transports 50 million disposable medical gloves from China to Germany for the German…

      The international logistics provider GEODIS is ensuring the safe transport of the cargo from China to Germany. The Freight Forwarding unit…

    • Abolition of a competitive disadvantage: Payment date for Import VAT deferred to 26th of ensuing month – A good day for Hamburg as a hub
      News

      Economy

      04 Jun 2020

      Abolition of a competitive disadvantage: Payment date for Import VAT deferred to 26th of ensuing…

      The Corona pandemic has pushed some problems into the background, yet some have become more pressing than ever. One of these is the…

    • Face Masks for Hamburg and the Port of Hamburg
      News

      Economy

      20 May 2020

      Face Masks for Hamburg and the Port of Hamburg

      On May 18, Port of Hamburg Marketing received a donation of several thousand protective masks from the government of the Chinese province…

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