The Port of Hamburg saw a 0.3% increase on seaborne cargo throughput for the first three quarters of 2016 compared with 2015, with a gross tonnage of 104.9 million.
Axel Mattern, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing, said: “Seaborne cargo throughput in the Port of Hamburg has stabilized and for the first three quarters of 2016 again increased.
“Seen separately, the third quarter with a 2.7% upturn to 34.7 million tons underlines the upwards trend. Both general and bulk cargo volumes developed positively for Germany’s largest universal port.”
There has been a trend of success for the seaport-hinterland rail transport sector at the Port of Hamburg, and this was also maintained.
Ingo Egloff, Joint CEO, said: “By comparison with other leading European ports, in the first three quarters of 2016 Hamburg further expanded freight volumes transported by rail.
“Transporting 35.5 million tons of freight and 1.8 million TEU, representing gains of 3.1% and 1.9%, rail once again achieved a substantial advance.”
In the first nine months of the year container throughput as a whole remained almost at the previous year’s level. Whereas containerized cargo volume advanced 0.4% to 69.3 million tons, at 6.7 million TEU the number of boxes handled was down just 0.1%, or almost unchanged.
The container traffic with Asia that is especially important for the Port of Hamburg grew by one percent. Predominating in the Port of Hamburg, container throughput with Chinese ports also thrived.
PTI recently reported that the former Senator for Economic Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and former Chairman of HHLA’s Executive Board, Helmuth Kern, had passed away in the night of November 8, 2016.