Edition 6/2014
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The Port of Hamburg is heading for new record. In the first six months of this year, total cargo throughput amounted to 72.6 million tonnes, and thus increased by 6.6 per cent, says the stated Port of Hamburg Marketing. Also, new jobs were created, as the harbor is preparing itself for further growth.

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Port of Hamburg is heading towards a new record

72.6 million tonnes handled in the first six months of 2014 • double digit growth for container traffic with China, India, Africa and Poland • increase in handling creates new jobs • higher market shares

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Hamburg ranked 14th among the world's most liveable cities

"The Economist" confirms the high quality of life in Hamburg once again and names the Elbe metropolis best of all German cities. 140 cities tested world-wide.

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Asics to make German flagship store Europe's biggest

Opened in October last year, the Japanese sportswear manufacturer Asics will expand its first German flagship store at Speersort to 1,000 square metres and offer dedicated sports-related services to customets.

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Electro-mobility in the North Sea region

Eleven international project partners to present the results of three years of co-operation in the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce on 1 September. Registration until 25 August 2014.

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Cape Dover auf der Elbe

Towards a green shipping

Experts will discuss ways of further improving the environmental footprint of ships at gmec, the global maritime environmental congress held in Hamburg on 9 September as part of SMM.

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Azubis 2014

Lufthansa Technik Group: 147 young apprentices start their training

At the traditional start of the German training year in August, 147 young people are beginning either traditional or dual-study training programmes with the Lufthansa Technik Group.

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