smartPORT energy and Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Centre
Friday, June 5
09.30 - 13.30
by Boat
This tour will take you to our Vessel Traffic Service Centre, past several projects already under way in the Port of Hamburg under our smartPORT energy initiative.

You will be picked up from your hotel and brought to the pier, where you will board a launch boat that will take you on a tour through the port to show you some of our smartPORT energy projects.    
You will first have the opportunity to look at our shore-power-for-cruise-ships projects from the water before the boat takes a turn to pass by a terminal that deploys a large fleet of electric cars. The electric cars are powered by a solar plant installed on the roof of the adjacent building.

Next, you will see one of the world’s most modern container terminals where electric AGV (Automated Guided Vehicles) are used. More than ten vehicles are already driving around the terminal, and the fleet is growing.

Afterwards, we will pass by wind power turbines that supply electricity to the companies that installed them. The next stop will be the VTS Centre, where you will disembark for a guided tour through the Port of Hamburg’s new, ultra-modern heart of navigation. The building itself is a prime example of energy efficiency.

The tour concludes with lunch at the Duckdalben, Hamburg's international seamen's club, around noon.

  • See the shuttle bus departure times in the conference brochure and in the conference hotels.
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smartPORT Excursion II