Port productivity and the ability to handle mega-ships are key drivers for shipping lines in selecting routes and ports of call and German ports must adapt to this new reality if they are to remain competitive.
Port of Hamburg
Port of Hamburg
18 Aug 2015
The Port of Hamburg handled 6.8 percent fewer containers in the first half of 2015 than a year ago, as sharply lower Russian and Chinese traffic hampered the German port's goal to become the No. 2 container gateway in North Europe.
29 Jul 2015
While politicians wrangle over the Greek debt crisis and economists speculate on the lasting impact to the European and global economy, a decision on who controls a container quay miles away from Athens could reshape European supply chains.
21 May 2015
German locomotive drivers on Thursday called off their latest strike —the ninth in 10 months – and agreed to refer their dispute with Deutsche Bahn, the state-owned railway company, to arbitration.
18 May 2015
The Port of Hamburg can no longer claim to be Europe’s second-largest container port.
13 May 2015
11 May 2015
The German rail freight network is struggling to return to normal as train drivers return to work after a near one week strike that severely disrupted industrial supply chains in Europe’s largest economy.
30 Mar 2015
HHLA’s operating profit jumped 10 percent in 2014 as it handled record volumes of containers at its three Hamburg terminals.
11 Feb 2015
Rotterdam claims it is the first European port to handle over 3 million TEUs of traffic to and from China and is set to extend its lead over second ranked Hamburg in 2015.
09 Feb 2015
The port of Hamburg increased container traffic by 5.1 percent in 2014 to a record 9.7 million TEUs and is aiming to smash through the 10 million TEUs barrier this year.
06 Feb 2015
HHLA’s operating profit jumped 10 percent in 2014 as the largest container handler in the port of Hamburg shrugged off lower Russian feeder shipments and a slump in traffic at its Ukraine terminal that left total volume unchanged from the previous year.
05 Jan 2015
The Metrans subsidiary of Hamburg port operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) has brought its ninth terminal into operation on the main rail line connecting the German seaports with Prague, the inland hub serving the Czech Republic.