Hamburg Port Defends Service Losses
Germany's largest port, the Port of Hamburg not expecting reduction in container throughput caused by liner service changes announced by Ocean Alliance and Maersk.From April, the Ocean Alliance NEU 5 service handled by EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg – CTH is being transferred to Antwerp, said a press release from the a sea port on the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, 110 kilometres from its mouth on the North Sea."This service will be run by the Ocean Alliance Partner, CMA CGM as FAL 3 with an approximate annual volume of 150…
Kalmar Supplies 9 Straddle Carriers to Eurogate
The manufacturer of terminal tractors Kalmar has concluded an agreement with long-term customer Eurogate to heighten nine Kalmar straddle carriers operating at the Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg.The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q4 order intake, with the work scheduled to commence in Q1 of 2020 and be completed by the beginning of Q3, the unit of Cargotec said.Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg is one of Northern Europe’s main transport hubs, offering excellent road, rail and feeder connections to the economic centers of Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia.
Konecranes Bags Straddle Carriers Order
The provider of smart port solutions Konecranes’ long relationship with the EUROGATE Group continues with the signing, early this year, of an order for 17 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers for EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg.According to a press release, this order follows upon the delivery in 2018 of 43 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carrier to EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg and Bremerhaven and MSC Gate Bremerhaven.Konecranes’ relationship with the EUROGATE Group extends back to the beginning of containerization 50 years ago.
New Hyundai Container Service Serves Hamburg
The Korean container shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has started a new, independent Asia-North Europe service in April. The first vessel of the AEX service to call at Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg on 12 May was ‘Hyundai Forward’ with a capacity of the 4,700 TEU. A total of ten units of these comparatively small Panamax container ships will rotate weekly between Busan (Korea), Shanghai (China), Ningbo (China), Kaohsiung (China), Yantian (China), Singapore, Colombo (Sri Lanka)…
Hamburg Begins Slot-Booking System for Container Truckers
Today, 29 November in all four Hamburg container terminals a time slot-booking system for handling container deliveries and collections by truck will be introduced. Hamburg is the first port in Germany to implement such a system to optimize truck handling. Up to now, ports in the USA especially, and also a few terminals in Europe, Far East and Australia, offer a slot-booking system. With the introduction of this system in Hamburg, and with immediate effect all haulage contractors for container deliveries and collections at HHLA Container Terminals Burchardkai…
Containership Receives a Special Welcome
The world’s largest containership received a special greeting when it arrived for the first time at Germany’s sole deepwater port. On October 16, EUROGATE welcomed the 21,413 TEU OOCL Germany at its container terminal in Wilhelmshaven, where employees had arranged containers on the stowage area to write out the ship’s record-setting TEU capacity. “Although we are in the meantime witnessing the world’s largest container vessels at Wilhelmshaven on a weekly basis, each occasion is still something very special,” said Mikkel Andersen, Managing Director of EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven.
Munich Maersk Comes to Hamburg
While on her maiden voyage, the “Munich Maersk” berthed at EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg on 5 August. With a nominal capacity of 20,568 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) the container vessel is one of the largest in the world. The megaship belongs to the second generation of Maersk Line’s well-known Triple-E class and calls Hamburg as part of the AE5 service of the 2M alliance, which connects European harbours with ports in Far East. The “Munich Maersk” was delivered to the carrier in June.
IRISL’s New Service Makes First Call in Hamburg
Iranian state shipping company IRISL’s new general cargo service makes first call at C. During the first call by its new general cargo service, representatives of state shipping company IRISL – Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines – joined staff of the Peter W. Lampke shipping agency and Terminal C. Steinweg in welcoming the Captain and crew of the SEVGI on May 17. The new general cargo service will call monthly at Hamburg as the only port in Germany, transporting conventional general cargo in addition to containers. The multipurpose vessels deployed are equipped with shipboard cranes.
Kalmar Straddle Carriers for EUROGATE CT, Hamburg
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to deliver nine diesel-electric straddle carriers to EUROGATE, Europe's leading shipping line-independent container terminal operator, for use in their Hamburg Container Terminal. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2016 first quarter order intake, with delivery taking place during quarter four in 2016. Mikko Mononen, Director, Sales and Project Management, Intelligent Horizontal Transportation Solutions at Kalmar, says: "As a long-standing customer, we highly value the relationship with EUROGATE and it is a privilege to be involved in their development activities.
EUROGATE Net Profit Up 13%
EUROGATE can look back on a good financial year, 2015. Despite difficult market conditions the European terminal operators Group increased its net profit by 13.4 percent to EUR 73.5 million (prior year EUR 64.9 million). Container handling at the German EUROGATE locations grew faster than the market. In Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven and Hamburg EUROGATE 2015 hit with 8.2 million standard containers (TEU) 1.5 percent more boxes in order as 2014. The entire North Range ports recorded in the same period dropped by 1.6 percent.
World’s Largest Containership Arrives in Hamburg
The Port of Hamburg will handle a 19,100-TEU vessel for the first time, as CSCL Globe, currently the world’s largest containership operating in a liner service, is ported in Hamburg from January 13-15 on its maiden voyage deployed in the Europe-East Asia trade. This year, China is due to again further expand its position as Hamburg’s leading trading partner for container traffic, the port noted. On the basis of the first evaluation of 2014 throughput figures for container traffic with China, Port of Hamburg Marketing assumes that the three-million-TEU mark will be reached.
Hamburg Süd Chooses EUROGATE
Hamburg Süd shipping line has awarded the contract for handling its new EMCS – Europe-Mexico/Caribbean Service to EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg. The first ship will berth at the terminal on 13 November 2014. The regular service links Northern Europe with Central America and is scheduled to call at Hamburg on a weekly basis. Hamburg Süd is operating the service with six container vessels each with a nominal capacity of 2,500 TEUs. The Hamburg Süd ships will call at eight ports along their route.
Efficient Coordination of Mega-ship Calls at Hamburg Port
The number of ultra large vessels calling at the Port of Hamburg has been on the increase for years. This is resulting in some major challenges for the port operators, shipping companies and authorities. With the introduction of the Nautical Terminal Coordination (NTK), there is now a body to handle the centralised operational coordination of mega-ship calls for the first time – long before a vessel proceeds up the estuary of the river Elbe. It draws on the experience and the structures of the Feeder Logistics Center (FLZ).
ZIM Reinforces Israel Express via Hamburg
The North Europe Service 1 (NE-1) run by shipowners ZIM Integrated Shipping Services and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is a liner service linking Hamburg weekly with Israel via the Mediterranean. Transport volumes have grown continuously since 2007, in all by around 21 percent. In 2013 around 62,000 TEU (20-ft standard containers) were transported on seaborne container services along this route. ZIM had already extended and restructured the NE-1 service at the beginning of 2013 in reaction to rising quantities and market requirements.
New IT Platform at Port of Hamburg
PRISE, the Port River Information System Elbe, will soon be officially launched following a one-year trial. The new IT platform will bring together all information on ship arrivals and departures from all of the parties involved in the handling process: the terminals, pilots, shipping companies/brokers, tugs and mooring people as well as the Harbor Master Authority. At the Port of Hamburg and on the Elbe, an increasing number of ever-larger ships require handling within narrow time frames. A more rapid flow of information between all of the involved parties is essential in order to cope with the growing level of complexity for planning and execution.
Hanjin Deploys Mega-Containerships on NE6 East Asia-Europe Service
During her maiden voyage the HANJIN SOOHO, the Korean shipping company HANJIN’s largest containership to date, berthed in the Port of Hamburg on 4 May 2012. With a slot capacity of 13,100 TEU (20-ft standard containers), this mega-containership was handled at Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg. The HANJIN SOOHO is 366 metres long, 48.20 metres wide, and has over 800 connections for reefer containers. It was named in honour of the late Sooho Cho, former Chairman of Hanjin Shipping Group, who died in 2006. The HANJIN SOOHO is also the first of nine 13,100-TEU newbuilds to be deployed by HANJIN jointly with its partners on the East Asia-Europe service NE6 organized by the CKYH Alliance.
UMM Salal First Call in Port of Hamburg
On 7 June 2011 the UMM SALAL, the biggest containership to date belonging to United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), tied up in the Port of Hamburg on her maiden voyage. The giant container ship, with a capacity of 13,100 TEU (20 foot standard containers) was handled at Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH). The UMM SALAL is 365.5 metres long, 48.40 metres wide and is equipped with over 1,000 reefer slots, making it the first of nine ships of this size to be completed in 2011 and 2012. Together with Jörn Warwel, deputy head of the Nautical Control Centre, Günter Kuhberg, Managing Director of UASC (NWE), as well as other representatives from UASC shipping line and the terminal operator Eurogate…
Maersk Line’s 3rd Hamburg, Far East Service
On 12 February 2010, the container ship Maersk Sydney called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time as part of the Maersk Line’s expanded AE-10 scheduled liner service. This liner service links the ports of Shenzhen (Dachan Bay), Ningbo, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Shenzhen (Yantian), Hong Kong and Tanjung Pelepas with continental Europe. A recent addition is the inclusion of Hamburg as a port of call for the AE-10 service. The service also calls the Baltic Sea ports of Arhus, Gothenburg and Gdansk.
Hamburg New Joint Service
The handling of the Xin Hong Kong at the Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH) on 17 July 2009 marked the start of a new weekly container line service that links northern Europe with the Far East. Under the auspices of the new joint service the Chinese company China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) and the Taiwan-based Evergreen Line are cooperating in these waters for the first time. The new AEX-1 / CEM service will be using four CSCL ships, each with a capacity of 9,600 TEUs, and four Evergreen vessels with a capacity between 7,000 and 8,000 TEUs.
Eurogate to Order New Crane from Kalmar
ship-to-shore crane. currently on order is due for delivery in Summer 2003. Throughput at the terminal has risen steadily year on year since 1999, with a total of 1.5 million TEU passing through Eurogate in 2001. To be able to handle the expected future growth in container traffic, Eurogate is investing in its port infrastructure, and specifically in its handling equipment. ship-to-shore crane. through the terminal year in, year out. Having previously invested in Nelcon STS cranes we know what they can do. Kalmar's impeccable aftersales care provision. and they will send someone out to fix it immediately. "One overriding factor though…
Kalmar Wins Contract for Ship-to-Shore Cranes
Kalmar Industries has secured an order for the delivery of two ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes to Eurogate's Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH). The contract includes an option for a third crane. Eurogate has had three Kalmar Nelcon cranes in operation at CTH for some time while a fourth was delivered in June 2003, within the agreed 12 months delivery time. To cope with the increasing size of vessels calling Hamburg, the two new cranes will have a 3m greater hoisting height - 35m as opposed to 32m for the earlier cranes - and will be supplied with a full AC electrical installation from Alstom. Continuous growth at Eurogate's terminals has created this requirement for two additional cranes for the Hamburg operation.
YM Uberty Makes First Call at Port of Hamburg
On June 17, the YM Uberty made its first call the . Built at the CSBC shipyards in , the container giant owned by the Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming is 335 metres long, 42.8 metres wide and has a carrying capacity of 8,200 TEU and 700 reefer connections. Fully loaded (100.140 dwt) the vessel has a maximum draught of 14.5 metres. The YM UBERTY is deployed in the AES-3 Europe–Far East service operated by the alliance of shipping lines CKYH (Cosco, “K“Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping), which was launched in November 2007 and is routinely processed at the Eurogate Container Terminal (CTH). The deployment of the YM Uberty marks the beginning of a series of upgrades to the service on board vessels with a carrying capacity greater than 7,500 TEU (Very Large Container Ships - VLCS).
Marit Maersk Visits Port of Hamburg
Having been constructed and christened at the Danish shipyard of Odense, the Marit Maersk, a giant container ship built for the Maersk Line shipping company, called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time on its maiden voyage. The ship's length of 1,204 ft makes it 49 ft longer than any container ship that has ever called at the Port of Hamburg in the past. Ships with a slot capacity of up to 11,000 TEU (20 ft standard containers) are increasingly being put into service in international shipping, and increasing numbers of them are also coming to Hamburg. The Marit Maersk was handled at the Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH).