At the transport logistics fair in Munich, the Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V. (HHM) welcome two new members: Sweden’s universal sea port Göteborg and Bronka, St. Petersburg’s new deepwater port scheduled to start operations in September.
Sweden’s largest seaport, the Port of Gothenburg that has a similar structure to Germany’s largest universal Port of Hamburg, has become a port and logistics location member of Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM). In Gothenburg 11,000 sea-going ships are handled annually in the container, vehicle and general cargo fields, in addition to cruise ships. This figure represents around 30 percent of Swedish seaborne cargo throughput for the port. In 2014 the port terminals in Gothenburg loaded and discharged a total of 37.1 million tons of ocean-going cargo. This included some 837,000 TEU, 549,000 units in RoRo services, 166,000 new vehicles and 19.2 million tons of mineral oil. 1.82 million cruise ship passengers visited Sweden’s second largest city. Membership of Port of Hamburg Marketing will give the Port of Gothenburg access to the HHM marketing platform and its worldwide activities.
Bronka, St. Petersburg’s deepwater port will enter service in September. Handling containers, RoRo, break-bulk and project cargoes in the Port of Hamburg’s second most important market, as a new Baltic port Bronka will discharge an important function in seaborne foreign trade. In the first stage of construction, St. Petersburg’s new outlying port will offer a container terminal with annual handling capacity of 1.45 million TEU plus a RoRo terminal for 260,000 units. The first stage of construction permits ships to be handled along quays extending for 1,430 metres. Costs of the new port total around 1.17 billion euro. Fenix as private investor contributed some 820 million euro.
Dmitry Mikhaltschenko, Managing Director of the Baltic port of Bronka, visited the ‘Gateway Hamburg’ stand at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich. In the presence of HHM joint managing directors Ingo Egloff und Axel Mattern as well as Natalia Kapkajewa, HHM’s representative in St. Petersburg, and Marina Rimpo, its Head of Market Development for the Baltic Region, he signed an application for membership. Mikhaltschenko also conducted numerous discussions with shipping and logistics companies during his visit to the trade fair.
“The Port of Bronka has best development prospects. It lies on the outskirts of St. Petersburg and is very well connected to the Baltic Sea and the Russian hinterland. For Russia, Hamburg has already been of paramount importance in seaborne foreign trade, with the Kiel Canal linking the port to the Baltic Sea region”, said Dmitry Mikhaltschenko, Managing Partner of the Baltic Sea port of Bronka, on the occasion of the signing of the agreement at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich.“Membership in the Port of Hamburg Marketing e.V. provides an exciting opportunity for establishing contacts with nautical, transport and logistics companies as well as to import and export industrial and commercial enterprises.”