• 2019 August 16 10:44

    Port of Hamburg seaborne cargo throughput up 4.1 percent to 69.4 million tons in H1 2019

    Germany’s largest universal port remains on a growth course, achieving a distinct 4.1 percent advance to 69.4 million tons in seaborne cargo handling in the first half of 2019, the company said in its release. Especially good growth trend in the general cargo segment, up 6.1 percent at 48.4 million tons, was the main contributor to the excellent figures for total and container handling. The total for bulk cargo handling was just 0.3 percent lower than for last year’s first half at 21.0 million tons.

    Germany’s largest universal port remains on a growth course, achieving a distinct 4.1 percent advance to 69.4 million tons in seaborne cargo handling in the first half of 2019. Especially good growth trend in the general cargo segment, up 6.1 percent at 48.4 million tons, was the main contributor to the excellent figures for total and container handling. The total for bulk cargo handling was just 0.3 percent lower than for last year’s first half at 21.0 million tons.
     
    The 7.5 percent increase in container handling to 4.7 million TEU is primarily attributable to the four new liner services that have linked the Hanseatic City with ports in the USA, Canada and Mexico since the start of the year. The 283,000 TEU handled in Hamburg on container services with the USA since the beginning of the year took the United States into second place among Hamburg’s most important partners for container services. The Port of Hamburg is now directly linked by a total of 14 liner services with 29 ports in the USA, Mexico and Canada.
     
    “A total of eleven new liner services in the 2019 first half make it obvious that the Port of Hamburg has gained in attractiveness for shipping and shippers. With the start of expansion related to the adjustment of the fairway on the Lower and Outer Elbe, we are well on course for further expanding Hamburg’s position as the Northern European hub for worldwide freight traffic. Apart from its trade routes with China and Asia, Hamburg has now become a hub for those with the USA, Mexico and Canada,” said Axel Mattern, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing. Mattern is delighted that in the first half, Hamburg proved able to grow more rapidly on container traffic than the major North Range ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp. “Even in a generally tough situation on competition, and with traffic on the Elbe still subject to restrictions, Hamburg is making up ground and gaining market share,” said Mattern.
     
    During the first half, the total number of container vessels calling Hamburg also rose. The total of 3,046 containerships berthing in the Port of Hamburg represented an increase of 3.7 percent. Among these were 89 ultra-large container carriers or 36.9 percent more, with a slot capacity of 18,000 TEU and over.
     
    The first half proved extremely successful for the Port of Hamburg’s transhipment and hinterland services. The former profited from transhipment traffic on the new container liner services that produced additional volumes for Hamburg’s enormous network of feeder connections. At 1.7 million TEU, transhipment on to feeder ships in Hamburg rose by 5.5 percent. Seaport-hinterland services on land in the 2019 first half likewise achieved an 8.7 percent advance to 2.9 million TEU. “The positive figures for seaport-hinterland services and the transhipment area underline Hamburg’s outstanding position as Northern Europe’s hub port. More than 100 liner services connecting Hamburg with more than 1,000 seaports worldwide, deliver the containers that then leave Hamburg for further distribution inland,’ said Ingo Egloff, Axel Mattern’s colleague on Port of Hamburg Marketing’s Executive Board. Egloff pointed out that during the first six months of 2019, rail had succeeded in further expanding its share of onward freight for environment-friendly further transport. A total of 24.4 million tons, a 5.0 percent increase, were shifted into or out of the port by rail. In the container transport segment, 1.4 million TEU were handled by rail in the Port of Hamburg. In this way, Hamburg underlines its position as Europe’s leading rail port.
     
    “For the first half of 2019, the Port Railway reported increases cross the board,” said Jens Meier, CEO of Hamburg Port Authority - HPA. “Also apparent, moreover, is the extreme efficiency of the Port Railway: Compared to last year’s first half, the number of trains was up by 3.6 percent, and of standard containers up by no less than 12 percent.” On just one day of heavy traffic for the Port Railway, a total of 225 freight trains will be running on the its network. On altogether 70 days during the 2019 first half, the number exceeded 200 per day. That is a dimension not even remotely attained by other European ports.
     
    As a broadly based universal port, the Port of Hamburg guarantees more than 156,000 jobs in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The port is also an important industrial location, with total value added of 21.8 billion euros of immense significance for the entire German national economy. “Yet for many of our European neighbours, Hamburg is also their transhipment port for seaborne foreign trade, and a hub for the services on land along the Silk Road between Europe and China,” declared Mattern.
     
    Senator Westhagemann expressed satisfaction with the figures. “It is good to see that shipping companies and their customers continue to appreciate the Port of Hamburg’s qualities. This shows that we have invested in the right elements of the port, and the green light for the fairway adjustment in autumn last year has found positive acceptance. Thanks to the high quality of service rendered by enterprises in the Port of Hamburg and its superb connections with the hinterland, our port enjoys a tremendous reputation worldwide. Only just recently, I personally was able to convince myself of this when with major shipowner clients in Asia and Europe.”
     
    For the second half of the year, against a background of repercussions on world seaborne trade that is influenced by the current trade and currency disputes between the USA and China, Port of Hamburg Marketing’s two Joint CEOs anticipate total growth of four percent in seaborne cargo throughput, and one of between five and six percent on container handling.




2019 August 20

18:40 ATON repair and maintenance shop to be built at navigation post in Taganrog Bay
18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
17:29 Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days
17:06 MAN Energy Solutions and Samsung Heavy Industries sign a strategic cooperation agreement for the digitization of marine engines
16:35 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
16:34 IAA PortNews offers its video on Russian bunkering market being prepared for 2020 sulphur cap
16:11 ABB’s digital solution for shipping fleets helps to further reduce fuel costs and environmental footprint
15:49 Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg to assist Lead Partner under Kotka Pax project
15:32 Associated British Ports launches first Port Operative Apprentice Scheme
14:56 Port of Gdansk makes another step towards the Central Port project
14:28 Marine Cargo Bureau sponsors roundtable meeting “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality”
14:03 Diamond S Shipping commences fleet renewal efforts with sale of two vessels
13:54 NIBULON continues building floating crane of Project P-140
13:35 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:30 Serco announces captains for Australia’s new Antarctic research vessel
13:13 RF Ministry of Labour approves ‘Stevedore’ standard
12:47 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping signed new agreement with Maritime Administration of the Republic of Cyprus
12:12 Strong second quarter helps Tallink deliver steady result for first six months of 2019
11:49 KN Klaipėda oil terminal berths to undergo reconstruction
11:28 Port of Tallinn named as one of Europe’s best in first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list
11:01 World's largest container ship completes first voyage from Asia to Europe
10:43 Port of Tallinn reports its financial results for 2019 Q2 and 6 months
10:24 Rosgeo completed digital processing of seismic data on the Laptev Sea
10:02 Fitch Ratings affirms Panama Canal's 'A' rating with a stable outlook
09:50 KfW IPEX-Bank structures financing package for two cruise ships of the Genting Hong Kong Group
09:40 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,067 points
09:17 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.15% to $59.82, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $55.22
09:09 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 20

2019 August 19

18:41 Andrey Zubarev takes the helm at Sea Port St. Petersburg
18:36 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to South America Eastcoast
18:26 Rosterminalugol YTD coal exports volume hits the 15-millionth-tonne mark
18:04 CMA CGM Group to take part in the Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 in Hong Kong
17:36 MPA launches Singapore’s first Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide
17:04 ACO Marine commissions a series of Clarimar wastewater treatment plants for Jadrolonija
16:35 Suez Canal Container Terminal announces plans to open reefer repair hub to all brands
16:19 Jumbo and GoodFuels partner to take sustainable bio-fuel oil to the offshore support market
16:11 Main phase of Beloomut hydro engineering system rehabilitation project to be completed by the end of 2019, Moscow Canal authority says
15:58 LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI
15:32 d’Amico International announces the sale of one of the vessels
15:09 Samsung Heavy to advance smart ship technology in cooperation with equipment producers
14:17 JFD signs strategic partnership with Aquacentrum Den Helder to provide submarine escape training
13:09 Samsung Heavy Industries to win orders for 10 LNG-fueled vessels
12:53 Kraken’s ThunderFish® delivered to DRDC, Canada
12:09 Sinanju signs 2-year time charter agreement with ExxonMobil for LNG-powered “Marine Vicky”
11:18 MODEC announces issuance of project bond for FPSO charter project
11:16 Registration underway for “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality” Roundtable
11:09 Busan Port-Qingdao Port concludes MOU to promote cruise business
10:08 RAN signs two year lease extension with the National Australia Bank for its two Cape Class Patrol Boats
09:43 Brent Crude futures edge up to $ 59,28, WTI – to $ 55,34
09:08 The BPA and the Port of Rotterdam Authority concludes a development agreement to construct and operate the Rotterdam Distribution Center
09:01 Baltic Dry Index rises 2% to 2088 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 19
08:49 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to Latin America

2019 August 18

16:51 USCG responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor
15:09 NOAA awards $2.7 million in grants for marine debris removal and research
13:02 BAE Systems cuts steel for UK Royal Navy's HMS Cardiff
12:46 Kongsberg Digital simulation and software selected to fast-track R&D at new autonomous ship centre in Korea
11:05 NYK sponsors endangered Sea Turtle Research
10:56 Coast Guard cites passenger vessel for operating illegally, terminates voyage

2019 August 17

14:24 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel Facilities