Hamburg Lags Behind Rival European Ports as It Awaits Deeper Elbe

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) - The port of Hamburg is continuing to lose ground to its North European container competitors, with another year-on-year decline in first-half results. Throughput for the German port fell 2.7% on 2017 and, despite the port’s best efforts to shrug off the drop, it finds itself lagging behind Antwerp and Rotterdam. However, joint chief … [Read more...]

Rhine Reopens To River Shipping After Flood

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany’s Rhine river was reopened to shipping today after waters fell, following its closure for the past week as rain and melting snow raised water levels, authorities said. High water mostly peaked in north Germany over the weekend, but levels have fallen substantially allowing vessel sailings on the entire stretch, the river flood monitoring agency … [Read more...]

Plan Underway to Subdue Russian Gas With German LNG Terminal

By Anna Shiryaevskaya and Brian Parkin (Bloomberg) -- The old trading city of Hamburg in northwest Germany will soon become the center for a drive in Europe’s biggest economy to diversify natural gas imports. Three partners are forging plans to build a terminal for liquefied natural gas on the shores of the River Elbe, not far from an old nuclear reactor that’s fallen victim … [Read more...]

Tempers Flare as Hamburg Selects Chinese Consortium for Container Port Expansion Project

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - A storm is brewing in the city of Hamburg over the port authority awarding the development of the 42ha Steinwerder South container terminal project to a Chinese conglomerate. Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) launched an ‘ideas’ competition in January for the development of the redundant area on the south side of the city to include up to 1,100m … [Read more...]

Wider Entrance to Port of Hamburg Provides More Room for Big Ships

The Port of Hamburg has completed the widening of its Vorhafen Harbour Basin entrance which will allow more space for bigger ships to maneuver. Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) on Wedensday marked the official completion of the “Redesigning the Entrance to the Vorhafen Harbour Basin” project, completed both on time and within budget. The port says the new entrance will provide … [Read more...]