Hamburg strengthens ties with India

Hamburg strengthens ties with India

The Port of Hamburg has announced that economic relations between Germany and India are developing positively, with imports and exports between the two countries seeing a notable increase in recent years.

The port expects to set a new record for seaborne cargo handling with India in 2023.

Presently, 11 liner services connect the Port of Hamburg with India, including five container liner services, three vehicle transport services, and three breakbulk services, which also accept heavy cargo.

These services link major Indian ports like Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Mumbai, Chennai, Ennore, Kolkata, Cochin, Kandla, Visakhapatnam, Krishnapatnam, Hazira, Haldia, and, active from December 2023, Kattupalli.

Additionally, there are seven container services and one multi-purpose liner service to Colombo, Sri Lanka, a vital port for transshipment with India.

The average transit time between Hamburg and the Indian subcontinent is approximately two weeks for the west coast and three weeks for the east coast.

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Representatives of the Port of Hamburg took this positive development as an opportunity to further intensify relations during a reception in Mumbai.

“We are delighted that more than 100 guests accepted our invitation,” said Axel Mattern, Member of the Executive Board of Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM).

“It shows how important personal dialogue is for maintaining and expanding business relations. Given the positive development of trade relations between India and the Port of Hamburg, we are confident that the exchange of goods will continue to increase.”

The event was organised by HHM, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and a. hartrodt GmbH & Co KG.

This January, Ben Buchele Elektromotorenwerke GmbH delivered two electric motors to Reintjes for installation on a hybrid dredger at the Port of Hamburg.

More recently, AD Ports Group (AD Ports) signed strategic Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Gujarat Maritime Board and Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES Limited).

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