• 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 August 17

20:03 A system of floating containment booms installed near two jetties of Petersburg Oil Terminal
18:26 Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard launches Pola Feodosia, forth of RSD59 dry cargo vessel series
17:54 Primorsk Oil Terminal’s throughput in Jan-Jul falls 12% to 31.38 million tonnes
17:51 Nevsky Shipyard continues testing of unique replenishment system
17:08 Marine Robotics: Laws, Applications, Technologies roundtable registration underway in Moscow and Vladivostok
17:03 Port of Vysotsk volume in Jan-Jul down to 10.45 million tonnes
16:27 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in Jan-Jul down 4% to 56.27 million tonnes (details)
16:04 Western Bulk publishes First half 2018 results
15:53 Port of St. Petersburg seven-month volumes grow 13% to 34.39 million tonnes (details)
15:34 Stena Blue Sky delivers the first LNG cargo at energy giant ENN's new terminal in China
15:03 ANL announces FAK rates from North Europe and Mediterranean to Australia
14:33 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S delivers revenue growth in the second quarter of 2018
14:03 Third railway track put into operation in Port Bronka
13:58 Nevsky Shipyard wins contract for Arc4 passenger/freight vessel duo to be deployed on Sakhalin-Kurils route
13:51 Samsung Heavy Industries wins two eco-friendly LNG carriers
13:21 TORM posts H1 2018 interim results
13:04 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S to pursue a separate listing of Maersk Drilling
12:30 Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market
12:07 Port of Oakland gives $70,000 to develop eco-jobs workforce
11:07 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates for Far East Westbound East Asia (including Japan) to North Europe and Mediterranean
10:45 Crude oil futures price edges down to $71.38 in London, in New York to $65.44
10:07 Latest Sanmar tugboat under trials
10:02 Gazprom Neft 1H 2018 net profit soars 1.5-fold
09:41 Baltic Dry Index adds 2 pts to 1727 points
09:37 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Coronis
09:32 Port of St. Petersburg bunker prices close the week on a down note
09:06 Gulftainer invests AED11 mln in road extension
08:27 CMA CGM implements new FAK rates from North Europe and Mediterranean to Australia

2018 August 16

18:45 Kalashnikov Concern’s Vympel Shipyard lays keel for freezer trawler of Project T30
18:06 Port of Dover awarded contract to Solent Marine Ltd to design and fit-out Dover's new marina
17:32 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East Asia to West Africa
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd increases reefer fleet by 11,100 containers
16:56 DFDS orders additional freight ferry (ro-ro) newbuilding from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard
16:52 Sovcomflot’s shuttle tanker Governor Farkhutdinov ships 600th crude oil cargo for Sakhalin-2
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Mozambique
15:47 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port's H1 2018 employee benefits and rewards programme totals RUB 2.2 million
15:31 Melbourne port operator ICTSI may be investigated by State and Federal authorities
15:09 Bunker prices at Far Eastern ports remain flat
14:33 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Indian Ocean
14:27 MABUX: Bunker prices may change irregular next week
14:13 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East to North Europe
13:42 First ever S-T-S loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin
13:32 More investment contracts at the Port of Gdansk
13:02 Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact
12:16 Damen Shipyards Galati celebrates 125 years
12:09 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard launches 6th serial barge of Project ROB20
12:03 Boskalis presents half-year results and terminates loss-making low-end transport activities
11:59 Port of Oakland container volume up 3.6 percent in July 2018
11:45 Rolls-Royce launches new battery system for ships
10:58 DP World revenue up 14.4% in H1 2018
10:57 VARD secures contract for one autonomous and electric-driven container vessel for YARA
09:39 EU NAVFOR mission operation commander visits Spanish MPRA in Djibouti
09:21 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1725 points

2018 August 15

18:33 Equinor extends partnership with The Arctic Race of Norway
17:56 Port Kavkaz seven-month volumes soar 30% Y/Y to 25.21 million tonnes
17:36 Russian Gov't to allocate RUB 500 million in subsidies to support small-tonnage fishing ships construction, Rosrybolovstvo says
17:34 Maersk Line to rise rates from Far East to East Coast South America
17:30 Yang Ming orders ten 2,800 TEU containerships
17:19 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
16:05 New Times Shipbuilding announces delivery of oil tanker