Opening of the Third Cruise Terminal in Hamburg
After 198 days of construction, has been opened on Kronprinzkai to Steinwerder on 9 June 2015, the third cruise terminal . The costs for the new building were 64 million euros , around 16 million more favorable than anticipated. The terminal in Steinwerder is significantly larger than the two existing in Altona and HafenCity. Up to 8,000 guests at a time can be moved to and from aboard.
Impressions of the Conference - smartPORT TV Clips in the Gallery
“We are delighted that so many people accepted our invitation and came to Hamburg for the World Ports Conference. The five days were packed with exciting discussions, many fresh impressions and lively interchanges,” said Sabine Stüben, Conference Vice President IAPH 2015 and HPA’s Head of Marketing & Communication. Get an impression of the conference by watching the smartPORT TV Clips in the gallery!
See the first Conference Photos online!
The 29th IAPH World Ports Conference starts with record attendance! Over 900 international representatives of the worlds of business, politics and science as well as over 60 representatives of the press have been assembling in the Hanseatic City for the five-day ports conference. After 30 years the conference is again hosted by Hamburg.
Experience the smartPORT Hamburg from up close on the last Day of the Conference
Linking theory with practice is the motto on the last day of the 29th IAPH World Ports Conference. On Friday, June 5th delegates have the opportunity to experience the smartPORT Hamburg from up close. Apart from a general tour through the port by boat, which will give participants an idea of the diversity of the multi-purpose port of Hamburg, there will be three excursions to the smartPORT projects of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) to choose from. All four tours take place on Friday morning.
First European Onshore Power Supply for Cruise Ships
One of the main causes of local air pollution in ports is the combustion of ship fuels for generating electricity during lay days. Reducing harmful emissions due to shipping is a concern in port cities around the world. The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has commissioned Siemens to build a turnkey onshore power supply at the Hamburg Altona cruise terminal. The system will supply electricity to cruise ships of all common sizes and electrical system designs, allowing them to turn off their own diesel generators and reduce harmful emissions during their lay days.
Dutch Royal Couple visits the Port of Hamburg
In March the Port of Hamburg welcomed two very special guests: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima who stopped in the Hanseatic City for a two-day visit. On the Royal Dutch couple’s agenda were talks and visits linked to the maritime and renewable energy industry. Apart from attending a specialist conference about LNG at Hamburg’s Fischauktionshalle and signing the Golden Book of the City of Hamburg, the royals also visited an LNG Hybrid Barge named the Hummel developed by Becker Marine Systems.
A perfect Setting for the Conference
Opportunities for enjoyment at the 29th IAPH World Ports Conference for all that take part: While a lively accompanying persons’ programme will be held on the five conference days offering exciting and interesting discovery tours through Hamburg and its surrounding area, moderator Max Boodie will make sure that conference attendees will have an informative week at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH). Enjoyment for delegates and accompanying persons alike is guaranteed!
Growth in Cruise Shipping: Hamburg opens a third Cruise Terminal
"Full speed ahead" for Hamburg as a cruise ship location. This year Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) opens another cruise terminal. Cruise Center Steinwerder is the third cruise ship terminal, following Hamburg Cruise Center in HafenCity and Cruise Center Altona. In January HPA celebrated the topping-out ceremony for the new terminal building, marking a further important milestone for the planned opening of Cruise Center Steinwerder in June 2015.
The Port of Hamburg achieves new Record Results at Sea and on Land
In 2014 the Port of Hamburg achieved its best ever total turnover of 145.7 million tons. The Port of Hamburg railway is also on course for a record. In 2014 some 44.4 million tons of goods and 2.2 million standard containers (TEU) were transported on its network. In comparison to the record year 2013, this represents a further increase of some seven percent in freight and container traffic.
smartPORT TV: CSCL Globe, the biggest Container Ship worldwide in Hamburg
The Port of Hamburg is currently playing host to the largest container ship in the world: the CSCL Globe. smartPORT-TV was allowed to go on board and take a look behind the curtain of what has to be one of the most impressive man-made things we've ever seen.
Hamburg – a popular Travel Destination in Europe
The city of Hamburg is a tourist hotspot and the number of visitors is growing every year. Apart from the port with its big container and cruise vessels, Hamburg‘s musicals draw millions of tourists into the city. In November Hamburg opened its fourth large musical theatre, Theater an der Elbe [Theatre on the Elbe] right in the heart of the port, thus solidifying its position as the world’s third most important musical metropolis, preceded only by New York and London. Ever since Hamburg started to stage musicals in the mid 1980s, the number of tourists has been increasing.
Hamburg celebrates the ‘Topping Out’ of its first Shore Power Station for Cruise Ships
smartPORT Hamburg has reached another milestone in making Hamburg one of the most attractive and environmentally friendly cruise locations in Europe. At the beginning of November the Hamburg Port Authority held a ceremony to celebrate the 'topping out' of the port’s first shore power station at the cruise terminal in Altona. In future cruise liners can turn off almost all their engines while berthing there and rely on shoreside power. The new facility will help to significantly lower the emission of air pollutants such as nitrogen oxide, sulphur oxide, fine particulate matter and carbon dioxide.
smartPORT TV: Christmas at the Duckdalben - International Seamen's Club
For Seamen christmas time probably is one of the hardest periods throughout the year, being far away from friends and family. Because of this the Duckdalben - International Seamen's Club successfully tries it's best to provide for a special time despite the circumstances.
Four Conference Days characterised by Intelligent Port Management
How does the development of ship sizes affect global trade and the logistic processes in ports? What alternative actions do the energy transition and the quest for sustainable growth call for? What makes a port a smartPORT? Why are co-operation, transparency and IT more important now than ever before? What are the sectors where growth has reached its limits? These and more questions will be the subject of the 29th IAPH World Ports Conference in Hamburg.
smartPORT TV: The Cruise Liner Locations in the Port of Hamburg
Hamburg is a very popular turntable for cruise ships all over the world. The video shows the Cruise Center Altona and the onshore power supply for cruise ships that is currently being built. As of summer 2015 cruise ships here will depend on almost no power from their own machines during laytime. The facility makes a great contribution in reducing the emission of air polutant. Additionally the cruise liner locations of the Hafencity and the construction site of the prospective third cruise terminal are featured in the clip.
The Port of Hamburg is adjusting to accommodate growing Traffic and Trade Volumes
Flexibility and foresight are vital when it comes to intelligent port management. The construction of the New Kattwyk Railway Bridge and the Rethebrücke bascule bridge in the Port of Hamburg are future-oriented measures the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) is taking to disentangle road and rail traffic, ease the burden on heavily frequented routes and improve traffic flows.
smartPORT TV: Decision on the Elbe river deepening tabled - Hamburg must wait for the EU-verdict
The federal constitution court in Leipzig has tabled the decision on the deepening of the Hamburg Elbe river. Before there could be decisions about lawsuits of environmental associations, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) would have to answer open questions according the EU law, the judges explained on thursday in Leipzig.
smartPORT TV: The New Rethe Bridge - A masterpiece at the Port of Hamburg
A crucial day for the Hamburg Port Authority: The lifting elements are going to be put in place. Thus the currently largest bascule bridge in Europe will replace the existing lift bridge in future and significantly improve the flow of traffic on road, rail and water.
smartPORT TV: New Kattwyk Railway Bridge
Since 1973 the Kattwyk Bridge plays an important role in the Port of Hamburg. But the growing traffic pressure asks for a new solution. The clip informs about the New Kattwyk Railway Bridge and shows the successfull official starting of its construction. First Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz, HPA Project Manager Ulla Neumann and HPA Manager Jens Meier talk about the architecture, functionality and goals of the mega project.
The Vessel Traffic Service Centre (VTS Centre - Nautische Zentrale): One of the World’s most modern Vessel Surveillance Centres
Efficient logistics and energy efficiency are the two pillars the smartPORT Hamburg concept is based on. The refurbishment and upgrading of the VTS Centre is another milestone in the HPA’s efforts towards establishing an intelligent port management system.
smartPORT TV: An anniversary celebration in Hamburg - The Queen Mary 2 visits in the tenth year
The clip gives you an idea about the fascination of this particular ship. The citizens of Hamburg are still thrilled by this majestic Queen of the Seas. Exactly ten years ago the Queen Mary 2 came for the first time to Hamburg. Visitors reminisce about their memories and explain what is so captivating about this cruise liner. The celebration also proves that the port of hamburg is an important international hub for the cruise liner industry.
smartPORT TV: Ground-breaking ceremony for Hamburg’s third cruise ship terminal
The clip gives you an idea about the new cruise ship terminal at the Kronprinzkai in Hamburg. Iris Scheel the HPA project manager explains the importance of the cooperation between the Hamburg Port Authority and the Hamburg Airport. Staff from both offices work on all aspects together for the project. With the premiere docking of a cruise ship the ground-breaking ceremony started appropriately. Jens Meier Chairman of the Management Board of the HPA believes that the third cruise ship terminal will establish Hamburg in the cruise ship industry as an important destination. Michael Eggenschwiler from the Management of the Hamburg Airport is confident that with all the expertise gathered from both authorities Hamburg is well equipped for the passenger turnaround in the future. Iris Scheel confirms his statement by explaining the massive size of the area for the terminal. 16 ha will be used to create 1500 parking spaces and two buildings that will allow for 8000 passengers to be processed per ship.
smartPORT TV: Hamburg leads the way with the Port Road Management Center
The clip informs you about the Port Road Management Center of the Hamburg Port Authority. Cutting edge IT-systems provide an overview over the traffic situation aroung the port. Sascha Westermann from HPA explains the set-up. The systems show traffic hotspots and the state of the overall current traffic. Via video monitoring, blue tooth and traffic signals all kinds of traffic data is used to check the traffic on the roads in the port and leading up to the port. On 16 so-called DIVA info boards, DIVA stands for traffic level dynamic information system, the drivers are informed on the current speed and journey time to the port. At key points these boards give the driver the vital information for planning his trip and choosing the best route. One strategic point is even 30 kilometers away. This way the traffic can already be influenced way ahead and well beyond the port’s borders. With this Port Road Management Center Hamburg is prepared for the growing traffic.
smartPORT logistics - Intelligent Interconnection is the Key to efficient Port Management
The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) recently published its new smartPORT logistics brochure “Port of Hamburg – digital Gateway to the World”. smartPORT logistics is one of the two pillars of the HPA’s smartPORT philosophy.
smartPORT TV: Ready for the future - Hamburg’s vision of a smartPORT becoming reality
The clip gives you an idea about the new vessel traffic centre (VTS). Jörg Pollmann the harbor master explains the significance of such a modern traffic control centre. Not only was the space expanded but also the whole technology was revamped. Jörg Pollmann even states that it will be hard to find such a system anywhere else in the world. Jens Meier Chairman of the Management Board of the HPA believes that this centre is at the cutting edge. He is excited about the equipment and the upgrade, for example the special electronic port maps and portable pilot units. The vessel independent maps will helps the pilots to communicate with the centre even in unfavorable weather conditions. This set up will ensure the ease of passage and safety of all ships. Frank Horch Hamburg’s senator for Economic Affairs affirms the statements and sees this opening as a key achievement on the path to making the vision of a smart port a reality.
smartPORT TV: Elbjazz Festival at the port of hamburg
The Elbjazz festival in Hamburg - where else can you sail with a barge to the concert area? The port of Hamburg creates an awesome atmosphere with a fantastic scenery in the background that also inspires the artists. Diane Reeves wowed her fans with an amazing and and virtuosic concert performance at the old machine workshop of the Blohm + Voss shipyard. Backstage she raves about the interesting location where industry and music are combined in harmony. Here she also introduces her new CD „Beautiful life“ to the Hamburg audience. In the interview she reveals to our presenter, how to live a „beautiful life". Late at night, another highlight happened on stage. Announced by the Queen Elizabeth, Gregory Porter jazzed with his band until after midnight. Guests will come again when the harbor invites them back to the next Elbjazz festival.
The Port of Hamburg is growing: Increasing the Efficiency through "smart" Port Management
Last year the Port of Hamburg was once more able to strengthen its position as Europe’s second largest seaport: approximately 140 million tonnes of cargo went through the port, which is an increase of 6.2 %.
smartPORT TV: 825th harbor festival in Hamburg
The clip shows the 825th harbor festival. The so-called „Hafengeburtstag“ in Hamburg. The Hamburg harbor puts on a yearly spectacle that is the world’s biggest maritime fair. More than one million people come every year to watch big cruise ships, frigates and steamboats. In front of the unique scenery along the Landungsbrücken, Hamburg’s citizens and visitors can experience a wonderful event by sea, land and even air. The port festival has an attractive program for the whole family with many cultural events on the side. Many international ships are visiting the harbor during that time, some of them even allow the public to go aboard. The tug-boat ballet is very famous and one of the main attractions on the water. The clip also provides you with a peak behind the scenes. Harbor-master Jörg Pollmann is directing the ballet so that everything is running smoothly during the show.
PORT monitor: The smart IT Tool for smooth Vessel Traffic
Every year about 10,000 vessels call at the Port of Hamburg. On land roughly 200 freight trains and approximately 20,000 trucks transit through the port. Given the fact that the port area covers about 75 sq km only, creativity is called for in traffic management.
Record Cruise Season: Hamburg is the new Home Port for AIDA Ships
Hamburg is delighted: AIDA Cruises, a cruise shipping company, has made Hamburg the home port for its new ships. To accommodate the enormous growth in cruise visits and provide adequate port infrastructure to meet the additional requirements, a third cruise ship terminal will be built. The Ham-burg Port Authority (HPA) will be in charge of the project.
Hamburg is Europe‘s largest Port-Rail Hub
Fewer trucks on the road, less CO2 in the air: the Hamburg Port Railway offers the most eco-friendly connections between the container terminals and the international railway network. Its state-of-the-art rail freight infrastructure and IT-supported organisation make the Port Railway a perfect fit in the "Green Port" concept.
Eco-friendly Road Building in the Port of Hamburg
The recycling rate in road building in the port of Hamburg will be substantially increased, namely from 30% to 90%. That will save resources, reduce CO2 emis-sions and save money. The new incentive system presented by the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) shows that ecology and cost-efficiency make for a perfect match.
smartPORT Energy - Ecological and economic benefits for all
The "smartPORT Energy" project will help suppliers and users of modern energy technologies in the Port of Hamburg to form a closer bond. As an industrial and logistics location the port is a large energy consumer, and the potential to reduce pollution and save costs is huge: the project will support the switch to sustainable energies in the port and benefit both the environment and business.
Alternative Energy Supply: Hamburg wants to plug in Cruise Ships
To bring power to the terminals - that is the aim of the alternative energy supply con-cept which the Senate of Hamburg approved in September. Shore power will predomi-nantly be provided to the many cruise ships docking at the Elbe port. The aim of the project is to substantially reduce emissions from ships at berth both in the port and in the city. The planning and implementation of the pilot project is the responsibility of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA).