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Newslet September 2013

Port of Hamburg grows // Mobility concept 2020 // hit Technopark expans // Pilots of creativity // bgf 2013 in Hamburg // New campus // Youth Employment

Port of Hamburg grows

In the first six months of 2013, the Port of Hamburg performed far better than other ports of the north range. While they experienced an 0.4 per cent decline in seaborne cargo throughput, and even a 1.2 per cent in container handling, the Port of Hamburg reported plus 3.5 per cent in seaborne cargo, and 2.1 per cent increase in container handling. In addition, seven new feeder services were introduced in Hamburg in the first half of 2013.


Mobility concept 2020

The fleet of Hamburg Airport goes green. In the frame of the new mobility concept 2020, the entire fleet will be equipped with eco-friendly propulsion. Today, 20 per cent of all cars are being powered by electricity or natural gas. In addition, 32 per cent of all buses are using natural gas. The luggage carts are already fully eco-friendly, with 100 per cent natural gas used in operation.


hit Technopark expans

The hit technology park at Harburg-Heimfeld will undergo expansion. Investing 4.5 million euro into a new office building, 2,200 sq m of gross floor will be provided for new tenants. Today, 16 companies are active at the second innovation site of the Harburg district. Completion is scheduled for 2014.


Pilots of creativity

The German government honoured four Hamburg companies as “Culture and Creativity Pilots Germany 2013“. Named winners were Hilko Aikens and Dirk Veit as founders of the online platform ADDACT, Jens Gottschau and Petra Sommer from the requisites warehouse Hanseatischen Materialverwaltung, Michael Kellenbenz and Helen Schepers from festival tourism operator Konzert-KultTour as well as Axel Dittmann, Malte Kosub and Noah Magnussen of Talented, an organisier of school music contests.


bgf 2013 in Hamburg

Europe‘s cloud computing gamers meet in Hamburg: for the first time, the Browser Games Forum (bgf) is held in the Elbe metropolis. On 23-24 October, the “who is who“ of the games industry will meet at Curio Haus. Mobile games are the key theme of the forum. Eight years after its launch, the international trade fair has established itself as major meeting place and leading networking plaform for key players of the global Games industry.


New campus

The Kühne Logistics University (KLU) plans to inaugurate its new campus in the former SAP headquarters at Hamburg‘s HafenCity on 13 September. Currently, the 12,000 sq m office building at Grasbrook 17 is being remodelled to suit its new functions. Its architectural highlight will be the lobby‘s stunning audimax, built as an egg-shaped golden hall with 300 seats. The campus will also feature high-tech seminar rooms, an excellent library, a student lounge, and a canteen. Tuition will start in September with the winter term. KLU will share its premises with the private Medical School Hamburg.


Youth Employment

As first German state, Hamburg set up a dedicated Youth Employment Agency (JBA) to help young people with a good start in work or education. At meanwhile three locations, specially trained staff will consult young people under the age of 25 years on all questions regarding training and work. The consultant offices at Hamburg-Nord, Eimsbüttel und Altona are operated by the Ministry of Labour, Family, and Integration (BASFI) and the Ministry of Education and Professional Training (BSB) in co-operation with the Hamburg Agency for Employment, the Jobcenter team.arbeit.hamburg and Hamburg‘s seven district administrations.