Cargo

Hapag-Lloyd will launch a new service to and from Gdynia to Hamburg and Bremerhaven

Hapag-Lloyd will launch a new service to and from Gdynia to Hamburg and Bremerhaven - the Poland Express Service (PEX).

Following the increasing demand in the market and in addition to Hapag-Lloyds existing REX service, the PEX service will offer a second dedicated and direct service for cargo from and to Poland, connecting with Hapag-Lloyds comprehensive and global mainliner service at the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven.

The service will offer weekly fixed day sailings with the following rotation:

Together for the Port

The Port of Hamburg will significantly reduce the port calling costs for large-sized ships. The State Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and the port industry are thus responding to the continuing restrictions that apply to passages on the River Elbe. The aim is to strengthen the competitiveness of the port of Hamburg in view of the decision on the channel adjustment rendered by the federal administrative court in Leipzig.

Flyer with information for truckers and dispatchers simplifies transition to European Customs Seaport in Hamburg

Aimed primarily at truckers and dispatchers, the flyer “From Freeport to European Customs Seaport” to mark the abolition of the Freeport in Hamburg from 1 January 2013 is released. To ease the transitional phase to new Customs processes, the flyer contains practical hints for avoiding waiting times, obtaining status data/information on cargoes, opening or completion of transit procedure, availability of Customs officers and Customs offices, as well as details of permitted temporary storage periods for containers at the terminals.

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Samskip Multimodal and DSM develop new lightweight container

With an extensive track-record of container innovations and a continuous drive for energy savings, user-friendliness and weight reduction opportunities, Samskip has been closely involved in the development of the new DSM HighQ™ container since October 2009.

The new HighQ™ container aims to be 20% lighter than its steel counterparts. The weight reduction is achieved thanks to composite panels that replace the commonly used corrugated steel. The first 45 ft pallet wide high cube prototype was certified by Lloyd’s June 2011 and real life field tested by Samskip for over one year.

Quarterly Press Conference III-2012

The Port of Hamburg’s overall results for the first nine months characterized by export growth and an import downturn

In the first nine months of 2012 the Port of Hamburg achieved total throughput of 98.1 million tons (down 0.8 percent). General cargo throughput at 69.2 million tons was just ahead of last year’s figure (up 0.2 percent). Bulk cargo throughput at 28.8 million tons stayed behind the previous year’s (down 3.3 percent).

Structural change in coastal and inland waterway shipping – Experts discuss potential solutions at the 9th ShortSea, Feeder and Inland Waterway Shipping Dialogue

Volatile freight and charter rates, high fuel prices, unemployed vessels and the problems of ship financing are leading to structural change in coastal and inland waterway shipping. Experts are agreed on that. Yet what does this actually mean for the future of the shortsea, feeder and inland waterway ship trades? And how can companies prepare for the transition?

Getting Containers on Board Faster: Hamburg Steers a Course for the Port of the Future

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Deutsche Telekom, and SAP are jointly starting a logistics IT solution designed to link up port-based companies, partners, and customers more closely. The "Smart Port Logistics" pilot project has resulted in a comprehensive IT platform that incorporates mobile applications, or "apps", and thus makes it possible for traffic information and port-related services to be accessed from mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

EVERGREEN deploys post-Panamax containerships on Far East-Europe service

With the EVER LAMBENT, on 1 September 2012 the Taiwanese EVERGREEN LINE’s largest-ever containership berthed in the Port of Hamburg on her maiden voyage. This post-Panamax vessel with a slot capacity of 8,500 TEU (20-ft standard containers) was handled at HHLA’s Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB).

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