The Port of Hamburg is gearing up to celebrate 50 years of container ship handling since the arrival of the “American Lancer” in May 1968. The ship marked the start of successful container ships, which have transformed maritime transport and world trade. A container will go on show during the upcoming Port Anniversary Celebrations (May 10-12, 2018) and a new online web site will be launched allowing visitors to experience this change. For many, container ships are a pillar of globalisation in the 21st century.
Event container and new web site
An event container designed by Port of Hamburg Marketing with displays and film footage will give visitors insight into the exciting development of containerization in the Hanseatic city. The 20-foot container will show how coffee and bananas, for instance, arrived in Hamburg. The new web site will give viewers glimpses of Hamburg’s container story and tell many interesting tales complemented by historic and recent film footage, photographs and many spectacular facts and figures.