Special: Warehousekeeper in the 21th Century

Today as they were 125 years ago, warehousekeepers are located at an important interface in the import chain for commodities used in food products. Although their work is nowadays performed by load stackers and racking trucks or via silo units, then as now the trade was essentially concerned with special treatment and care of the goods

The beginning of a new profession: Once upon a time 300 years ago …

The trade or profession of Warehousekeeper came into being in the 17th century: A ‘Küper’ or ‘cooper’ worked in the storage sheds of many businesses in Hamburg. He managed the complete handling of imported goods, from...

Job and workplace: The Importer’s ‘right-hand’ in the port

Cocoa, rubber, fruit, tea, coffee, furs, hides, gut, paper, metal and grain – the warehousekeeper’s specialist area covers many sorts of commodities. The importers profit above all from his practical experience with...

Warehousekeepers in the 21st Century: Modern Port Logistics with Tradition

The work of the warehousekeeper can look back over a 300- year-long tradition that is still practiced today. With technical advances much has changed over the years: Today the warehousekeepers are modern port logistics...

Vocational trades in Warehousekeeping: Responsibilities and Required qualification

Forwarding and logistics service specialist: A classic profession in the transport and logistics field in Germany. Training in port operations with ships, trucks and trains as carriers. The emphasis during this port...

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Fruits

At the beginning of the 20th century the total amount of fruit handled via Hamburg was about 0.5 percent of total goods handled. Then a rapid rise began importing bananas. By the end of the Eighties far more than 1.5...

Spices – the Aroma of the Whole Wide World

Germany imports around 90,000 tons of spices annually, from which about 30 percent is pepper,16 percent paprika and 4 to 6 percent each of kummel, ginger, coriander and nutmeg. The main spice producing countries are...

Cocoa – Golden Beans

Germany is the third largest importer of cocoa beans in the world, after the USA and the Netherlands. The majority of cocoa beans come into the country through the Port of Hamburg. In 2011 more than 250.000 tons of raw...

Tea

The Port of Hamburg has been the leading European trade centre for tea for many years. The major exporters are India, China, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Hamburg’s docks handle about 50 to 60 percent of the worldwide trade...

Coffee – The Biggest Port for Imports

The Port of Hamburg is the largest European import port for raw coffee and is the hub for the German, Scandinavian and East European market. Customers include traditional roasters, who need their coffee delivered...

Rubber

Rubber is mainly produced in Asia and shipped to Hamburg on pallets. Because of the relatively large and constant profit as well as the sharply increased prices at present there are also many new plantations in (West)...

Metal

Hamburg is the hub for metal handling in the North-East European market. Most metal imported and exported through the Port of Hamburg originates from, or is destined for, North-East European countries. In 2010 over 1.3...

Rice

For many years rice has been one of the Germany’s favourite foodstuffs. Since the 1950ies the rice consumption per head of population in Germany has risen from about 800 grams to 3.3 kilograms p.a.. A total of almost...

Dried Fruit

In the days of sailing ships dried fruit already came into the Port of Hamburg. Raisins, apricots, plums, etc. were transported inland by horse and cart or canal barges. After the Second World War nuts and dried fruit...