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Anniversary celebrations offer insight into workings of global port

Handling cargo in Port of Hamburg - tours give a look behind the scenes

On the occasion of the port’s anniversary on May 10, 2019, Hafen Hamburg Marketing e. V. is offering five sightseeing tours taking in different port companies for those who have always wanted to know how goods are handled in the Port of Hamburg. Those joining the tours will be given a glimpse of how the companies operate and the workings of a global port that co-operates with large container terminals and logistics service providers. Registration for the tours is now open online.

Handling anything from food to turbines

Individuals are as a rule not allowed to enter the terminals or companies, but is possible as part of the port’s anniversary celebrations. The five tours will offer insight into the handling of goods in the port. The loading, storing and unloading of large and unwieldy cargoes may be observed at the South-West Terminal of C. Steinweg. Turbines and wind power components are loaded there. Participants can also see how raw foodstuffs such as almonds pumpkin seeds and chia seeds are processed, stored and packed in the Eichholtz halls.

Close-up experience of container terminal

Several container terminals can also be visited, for instance, HHLA, Altenwerder (CTA) and Eurogate. Container vessels, smaller feeder ships that distribute the containers across Europe in shuttle services. The CTA terminal in the Port of Hamburg is one of the most modern terminals for container handling, on account of its high degree of automation and low-emission machinery.

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