Record Drug Bust at Port of Hamburg

BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities on Friday said they had seized 4.5 tonnes of cocaine worth 1 billion euros ($1.11 billion) in the northern port city of Hamburg - the nation's biggest drugs haul to date. The Hamburg customs office said it had examined a suspicious shipping container two weeks ago that came from the Uruguayan capital Montevideo and was bound for the … [Read more...]

Germany Rules Out Joining U.S.-Led Hormuz Mission

By Joanna Plucinska and Paul Carrel WARSAW/BERLIN, July 31 (Reuters) - Germany will not participate in a U.S.-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz as it wants to ease tensions with Iran, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday. The United States had asked Germany to join France and Britain in a mission to secure shipping through the strait, through which about a … [Read more...]

Germany’s Merkel Puts on Tarnished Climate Crown to Open Baltic Sea’s Largest Wind Farm

By Brian Parkin and William Wilkes (Bloomberg) -- Angela Merkel will leave Brexit worries by the shoreline as she cuts the opening ribbon on a giant wind farm out in the Baltic Sea, a move that will do little to gloss over her tarnished reputation as Germany’s climate chancellor. The Arkona wind park, a joint venture of utility EON SE and Norway’s oil and gas giant … [Read more...]

World’s Largest LNG Bunkering Vessel Christened in Hamburg

Germany-based LNG bunker supplier Nauticor has christened the world’s largest liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel Kairos during a ceremony last week in Hamburg. The christening took place last Friday at the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder before more than 250 invited guests. With a tank capacity of 7,500 m3, the MV Kairos is the world’s largest LNG bunker supply … [Read more...]

Small Town Near Hamburg Said to Be Likely Choice for LNG Plant

By Brian Parkin, Anna Shiryaevskaya and Vanessa Dezem (Bloomberg) -- A small port city near Hamburg is the leading choice of Angela Merkel’s government for the first liquefied natural gas terminal in Germany, according to people familiar with the thinking of senior ministers. The town on the Elbe River, Brunsbuettel, is competing with rival bids from the city of Stade and … [Read more...]