• 2018 June 1 16:22

    Port of Hamburg delegation in China completes successful tour

    A delegation from Hamburg was in China from 14 to 18 May, visiting companies in Zhengzhou, Shanghai and Hangzhou. Organized by Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) in cooperation with the Hamburg Representative Office in Shanghai, the delegation’s tour was led by Axel Mattern, HHM’s Joint CEO, and Mathias Schulz, its Head of Market Development Asia. According to the port's press center, the delegation included representatives of TCO Transcargo, Rostock Port, Trelleborgs Hamn, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and Hamburg Invest.

    The focus was on discussions with leading import and export companies, along with Chinese logistics providers for sea and rail services. In addition, the delegation was extremely impressed by developments on the expansion of Chinese infrastructure. During the first days of the program, for example, visits were made to Zhengzhou International Hub Development and Construction Co. Ltd. (ZIH), one of the major route operators on Sino-European rail links with Hamburg under the ‘One Belt – One Road’ initiative, Changjiu Logistics and Schuler Pressen. The visit to Changjiu Logistics Co. Ltd, a logistics company offering supply-chain solutions for the Chinese automotive industry, produced very positive feedback on the Port of Hamburg, which the company would be glad to use as its European hub, as it much appreciates the Elbe port’s infrastructure.
    Rail freight traffic has always been one of the Port of Hamburg’s strengths. In 2017, over 2.33 million TEU were transported on seaport-hinterland rail services via Hamburg, a total unmatched by any other European port. That makes Hamburg Europe’s No. 1 rail hub. The port’s key role on trains to/from China is no accident, as Axel Mattern, HHM’s Joint CEO, explained: “The Port of Hamburg is Europe’s largest logistics hub and China is its top trading partner. With incoming and outgoing services, rail traffic makes a decisive contribution to the port’s logistics. Offering 2,000 container block train links per week, Hamburg is the top player on the market by a wide margin. The proportion of trains serving China is also growing constantly. In 2017 around 177 weekly container train services were offered, this year there are already 235, representing an advance of almost 25 percent. Currently, container block trains link 27 different cities in China with Hamburg.”
    As part of the delegation’s tour, it also visited the trade fair ‘transport logistic China’ being held in Shanghai. This year’s program of activities at the fair was inaugurated with a Port of Hamburg Marketing VIP Dinner on the premises of the former British Consulate-General. Dr. Christine Althauser, German Consul-General, was among those present. This offered members of the delegation opportunities for communicating directly with high-ranking representatives of ZPMC, Otto Group, COSCO, SIPG, China Railcargo and others from commerce, the port, and trade associations.
    During the second stage of the trip, a visit was made to Cainiao Logistics, Alibaba Group’s logistics subsidiary. The same day also featured a meeting with representatives of Dahua Technology, a world market leader in security technology, among its products being drones and cameras for monitoring road traffic. Dahua Technology has a branch in Düsseldorf, but is also interested in intensifying contacts with Hamburg Metropolitan Region.
    Included on the program for the last day of the delegation’s trip was an inspection tour of Yangshan Container Terminal Phase 4 in Shanghai. This container terminal is fully automated and is currently undergoing a test phase. The finale for the delegation was a tour of ZPMC’s production facilities on Changxing Island. ZPMC is the world market leader for container gantry cranes. Huang Qing-Feng, ZPMC President received the delegation and discussed a deepening of cooperation with the Port of Hamburg.
    Participants saw this trip for the delegation, lasting several days and with an interestingly compiled program of visits and events, as offering excellent opportunities for cultivating existing contacts and making new ones. For the companies represented, HHM as tour organiser contributed not just its own expertise, but its Representative Office in Shanghai to open doors. Similar delegation trips are to be organised in future to Asian markets that are of interest to HHM members.

2018 June 22

11:49 IMO regional workshop to address the impacts of fouling
11:25 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.1 million passengers in 5M’18, up 17.3%, Y-o-Y
11:03 Ulstein announces naming of the Acta Auriga
10:28 “M/V “VASILIY TATISCHEV ” with IMO number 8885157 refused access to the Paris MoU region for the second time
10:21 Brent Crude futures price up 1.15% to $73.79, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.25% to $66.36
10:00 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 10.5% to 1.5 million tonnes in 5M’18
09:38 Yevgeny Pankratov appointed as Director of FSUE Rosmorport’s Sakhalin Branch
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,347 points

2018 June 21

18:27 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Philadelphia with Koch
18:00 CMA CGM announces new rotation on ASAF service
17:56 Russia is in need of small bunkering tankers, LNG bunker supply ships and bunker barges - Damen
17:31 Gate terminal (Gasunie/Vopak) to increase ship loading flow rate
16:58 Antwerp blockchain pilot pioneers with secure and efficient document workflow
16:24 Freeport of Riga Authority joins Cruise Lines International Association
16:02 Danaos Corporation announces comprehensive debt refinancing agreement
15:50 MABUX: All eyes are on what course of action OPEC will call for
15:40 12 LNG bunker supply ships to be put into operation in Singapore by 2025
15:02 Ship garbage recycling pilot wraps up at Port of Brisbane
14:39 Vyborg Shipyard launches port icebreaker Ob built for FSUE Atomflot
14:02 APM Terminals supports World Clean Air Day with App upgrade
13:41 Igor Zolotykh appointed as Harbour Master of port Ust-Luga
13:23 Victor Olersky appoints Igor Ishchenko as Harbour Master of port Primorsk
13:02 EU member states’ experts on ship recycling meet in Brussels
12:39 XI Russian Forum “Current State and Prospects for Development of Russian Bunker Services Market” opens in Saint-Petersburg
12:16 ABS issues industry-leading Guide advancing DC power for hybrid electric applications
12:00 Largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries delivered to Meyer Turku
11:57 HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center and the Rotterdam Port Authority launch unique cooperation
10:55 CMA CGM to acquire CONTAINERSHIPS, a leader in intra-regional transportation in Northern Europe
10:53 Protecting marine life from ship noise is in the focus of meeting on oceans and the law of the sea
10:28 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $75.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.59% to $65.3
10:02 Maritime officials in Morocco undergo training at IMO workshop in Casablanca
09:41 Closer look at the interpretation of maritime law
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,373 points

2018 June 20

18:00 Lead landing ship of Project 11711, Ivan Gren, joins the fleet of RF Navy
17:33 Rosatomflot extends its winter-spring navigation period amid challenging ice conditions
17:05 Genco Shipping & Trading Limited completes common stock offering
16:05 Seatruck Ferries to use larger vessels for Warrenpoint service
15:51 Maritime leaders endorse green initiatives for shipping
15:30 Mitsui to make entry into subsea support vessel business through acquisition of shares in AKOFS Offshore
15:04 Eighty-two Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of 613 combined years of safe operations
14:59 GasLog Partners LP announces new charter agreement with Cheniere Energy
14:24 Small icebreakers of Project 22740 can be converted to run on LNG
14:05 Cheniere Energy and Cheniere Energy Partners announce definitive merger agreement
13:13 ABB brings efficiency and sustainability through system integration to two new Indian ferries
12:39 Dredging works commenced at the port of Ust-Luga
12:01 ABP Southampton publishes Air Quality Strategy with package of commitments
11:20 Bunker prices are down up at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
11:01 Crowley adds 40 ISO tanks
10:45 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant completed the series of six boom-laying boats
10:31 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to design the tanks of a new LNG carrier
10:22 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $75.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.59% to $65.3
10:05 Euroports increases pulp & paper warehousing capacity in Tarragona, Spain
10:00 RF Government expands the list of publicly funded projects in seaports and on IWW of Russia
09:37 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,419 points

2018 June 19

18:06 100 million dollars to link the Nile with Suez Canal Region
17:03 DNV GL partners with the EU and Government of India to bring offshore wind to the Indian market
16:32 CMA CGM deploys its innovative solution for containers tracking, TRAXENS by CMA CGM
16:18 APM Terminals ‘Cool port’ barge service speeds up distribution from Rotterdam
16:02 Multraship acquires an ASD Tug from Med Marine for Terneuzen operations