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Port Of Hamburg Invests Into Its Future

Hamburg Port Authority to spend 250 million euro on roads, bridges, rail tracks, and locks. Modern IT to speed ab Germany's largest universal port

With intelligent IT, the infrastructure in the port of Hamburg is particularly efficient in control and use.

smart port of Hamburg: Nautical Center Is Testing Interactive Surveyor’s Table

Following last year’s inauguration of Hamburg’s new nautical HQ as one of the most advanced traffic control centers in the world, the vision of smart port is turning into reality by the testing of an interactive surveyor’s table that may replace conventional chart tables. The new tool allows to view the water depth in the entire port, to study certain port areas in detail, and to present water depths at different tides. Moreover, the contours of ships can be inserted and moved around in the cards.

Faster With SPL

After two years of testing, HPA, German Telekom, and SAP released their joint “smart port logistics” (SPL) project for official use. The IT solution allows companies, partners and customers of the port to communicate with each other through the network and custom-tailour their processes in real time. During the pilot phase, the participating forwarders were able to increase their productivity by significantly reducing waiting times by more than twelve percent. SPL uses as a basis a comprehensive IT platform that is combined with mobile applications, i.e. apps. Thus, up-to-date and predictive information on traffic in the port can also be accessed with mobile devices such as tablet PCs, smartphones, and telematics units installed in the truck driver’s cabin.

Third Cruise Terminal To Be Inaugurated On 9 June 2015

The completion of the Cruise Center Steinwerder advances in big steps. Following the topping-out ceremony in January 2015, final road works at Buchheisterstraße and Reiherdamm/Ellerholzdamm are underway to ensure swift access to the cruise center In addition, paving works of the terminal area started in February. The official opening will take place on 9 June 2015.

Many More Infrastructure Projects

In 2020, first trains are scheduled to roll over the new railway bridge Kattwyk. Works also continue at Retheklappbrücke, with completion is scheduled for summer 2016. Access to Burchardkai will also be improved by the construction of new bridges at Waltershof and the completion of the new Rugenberger lock in Q3,2015. The fixed shore power system currently being erected at Hamburg’s cruise terminal in Altona will also be completed ain the third quarter of 2015

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On the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA)

Since 2005, the Hamburg Port Authority has been providing future-oriented port management services offering one face to the customer. As an institution under public law, the HPA is in charge of paving the way for the efficient, resource-friendly and sustainable implementation of infrastructure projects in the port. The HPA is the contact point for all kinds of questions concerning the waterside and the land-side infrastructure, the navigational safety of vessel traffic, port railway facilities, port property management and the economic conditions within the port area. The HPA ensures the provision of land as required, carries out all statutory duties placed on it and provides port industry services. It markets port-specific technical knowledge and represents the interests of Hamburg’s Port at a national and international level.

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