The leading container ports still call the shots — thanks to the schedules of the three powerful alliances — but rival smaller ports are adding business and in the process are giving shippers options to northern and southern Europe.
Port of Hamburg
08 Jun 2018
Only a small percentage of Hamburg’s container traffic is transported to and from the hinterland via the network of inland waterways, something the German port wants to change.
28 Mar 2018
Eurogate's Hamburg terminal suffered a 25 percent decline in volume during 2017, losing the bankrupt Hanjin and other carrier customers as container shipping alliances were redrawn.
16 Mar 2018
The biggest ship in CMA CGM's fleet called at Hamburg this week, but even though the port has the infrastructure to handle mega-ships, the delay in dredging the Elbe River access channel continues to hold back volume growth.
14 Feb 2018
Container volume at Hamburg slipped by 1 percent in 2017 even as mega-ship calls more than doubled. Port of Hamburg Marketing officials believe draft restrictions in force on the Elbe River fairway and the narrow tidal window have caused shipowners to use available transport space on their mega-ships primarily to shift loaded boxes.
29 Nov 2017
Port of Hamburg CEO Ingo Egloff had described the legal challenges as a “blockade”
28 Nov 2017
A time slot booking system has been launched at Hamburg as the port tries to smooth out the spikes caused by increasing mega-ship calls.
21 Nov 2017
Despite its draught restrictions, the Port of Hamburg delivered Europe-leading reliability through the peak August to October period.
16 Nov 2017
The inability of mega-ships to enter and leave Hamburg fully loaded is affecting container throughput and could hurt the port's competitiveness.
14 Nov 2017
Hamburg's HHLA is the latest Europe port to post a strong increase in container throughput with 2017 shaping up as a good year.
24 Aug 2017
This “cost-effective” means to transferring containers is used primarily for heavy shipments.
20 Aug 2017
The port of Rotterdam has consolidated its position as Europe's leading container port after several years of sluggish growth.
17 Aug 2017
The stagnant traffic was also due to the delay in deepening the river Elbe.
14 Aug 2017
The three Hamburg terminals posted an 11.8 percent increase in traffic to 3.4 million TEU.
26 May 2017
The drop widened the gap between the German port and its top rivals.
12 May 2017
HHLA got off to a good start in 2017.
10 Apr 2017
Eurogate raised fears that the German terminals’ competitive position is being threatened by delays to infrastructure projects.
07 Mar 2017
The project cost 94.2 million euros ($99.8 million).
20 Feb 2017
The port's volume fell nearly 10 percent in 2015.
15 Feb 2017
Hamburg was previously the second-largest container port in Europe.
09 Feb 2017
The court ruled that the port must address several environmental issues before it can proceed.
09 Jan 2017
The new alliances are likely to have only a limited effect on productivity and the number of services available to shippers at North Europe ports.
16 Nov 2016
The port of Hamburg consolidated its recovery from last year’s slump in container volume.
10 Nov 2016
HHLA’s earnings edged slightly higher in the first nine months of the year.
07 Sep 2016
HHLA, the largest terminal operator in Hamburg, Europe’s third-largest port, has exercised an option for three more ship-to-shore cranes.
16 Aug 2016
Hamburg has finally pulled out of the container slump.