Hamburger Hafen und Logistik comments on the Court’s ruling on the dredging of the river Elbe
The Chairman of the Executive Board of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, Klaus-Dieter Peters, comments on the Federal Administrative Court’s ruling on the dredging of the lower and outer stretches of the river Elbe:
“We regret the continued delay of the urgently needed dredging of the river Elbe, which comes into effect with today’s ruling by the Federal Administrative Court. What’s pleasing, however, is that the court found no shortcomings in the plan approval, which could lead to the approval being revoked. We now eagerly look forward to the Luxembourg based European Court of Justice’s interpretive ruling on the Water Framework Directive. We still very much hope that the construction activities will start soon.
However, irrespective of the court’s decision we will continue with our efforts to further boost the efficiency of our facilities’ handling operations. HHLA will also continue to pursue its Intermodal strategy, which links the seaports and the European hinterland through logistics chains that serve as exemplary models in both economic and environmental terms.”