Cosco’s acquisition of the stake in the Hamburg terminal was subject to approval by the German government, but significant resistance due to political sensitivities prolonged the process.
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21 Sep 2022
Cosco Shipping wants to make Hamburg a strategic transshipment hub for North Europe, but German regulators have yet to approve a minority terminal stake in the port.
19 Aug 2022
While Hamburg’s container trade with Russia fell sharply in the first half amid EU sanctions on Moscow, the German port still managed to see small growth in box volumes, unlike its major competitors.
01 Aug 2022
With North American shippers importing record amounts of Asia-made goods, the largest gains by volume were recorded at the Chinese ports of Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, and Shenzhen.
05 Jul 2022
Falling import volumes into North Europe amid rapidly deteriorating economic conditions have not provided any relief for hub ports in the region as logistics challenges mount.
03 Jan 2022
The trans-Atlantic trade will report significant volume growth in 2021 as heavy US demand fills all available capacity and pushes rates to record levels.
30 Jan 2020
It has taken many years, but tangible progress is finally being made in the engineering works to widen and deepen the Port of Hamburg’s key access waterway.
24 Jul 2019
It has taken many years, but finally dredging work on the crucial river access to Europe’s third-largest port has begun.
19 Nov 2018
THE Alliance of Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, and Ocean Express Network will be relocating its trans-Atlantic operations from Bremerhaven to Hamburg, a move that Alphaliner has estimated will be worth a substantial number of TEU per year.
16 Nov 2018
Port of Hamburg marketing joint CEO Ingo Egloff said the vital infrastructure project was being blocked by objections from environmental pressure groups, which he said was unacceptable.
13 Sep 2018
There were several, telling data points that placed the business loss in a historical context.
23 Aug 2018
Officials say alliance volume shifting from Bremerhaven could go a long way toward replacing losses in two areas — one business model-related, the other physical.
21 Aug 2018
Along with trade tensions and the non-finalized new trade rules between the United States and the European Union, trade stakeholders are concerned about the condition of Turkey’s economy, a further deterioration of which would substantially hurt regional trade.
31 Jul 2018
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.
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.
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