The Port of Hamburg: smartPORT



Jens Meier, CEO, Hamburg Port Authority, Hamburg, Germany


The port and the city of Hamburg are closely intertwined – and not just physically. The healthy development of the port ensures the growth and prosperity of the city and the entire metropolitan region. But how we promote sustainable growth and how much can a port grow if it only has limited space for expansion are the key questions this paper addresses.

We realised early on that the future of the port is not only tied to spatial development, but also to new, smarter approaches. It is clear in our vision that the various traffic and information flows must be merged to ensure efficient port operations. Efficiency may well be the most important differentiator for the Port of Hamburg when it comes to energy resources, infrastructure facilities, traffic control, and property management.

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