• Home
  • News
  • Port of Hamburg container throughput up 1.8 percent to 2.2 million TEU in Q1 2022
  • 2022 May 18 16:18

    Port of Hamburg container throughput up 1.8 percent to 2.2 million TEU in Q1 2022

    The first quarter of the year brought very different trends for cargo handling, and traffic, for the Port of Hamburg, according to the company's release.

    At 2.2 million TEU – 20-ft standard containers, throughput was up 1.8 percent. Down by 2.8 percent, total seaborne cargo handling at 31.2 million tons was slightly lower than in the same quarter of the previous year. The repercussions of the sanctions against Russia only effective from March were not yet apparent in all the handling segments for Germany’s largest universal port in the first quarter.

    Mattern pointed out that in the first quarter repercussions were already apparent in the general cargo sector, but that is meanwhile more obviously true in virtually all handling and industry segments.

    Railborne freight traffic again developed very well. During the first quarter, at 12 million tons the Port of Hamburg Railway handled 1.6 percent greater volume. At 0.7 million TEU, 1.4 percent more containers were transported. “The Port of Hamburg once again confirmed its capability as leading rail port. That was impressively underlined in January with record figures of 60,000 TEU per week and 231 train moves per day.

    Rail’s share of the modal split for container transport in Hamburg is meanwhile around 51.5 percent. Trucking takes 46.1 percent and inland waterway shipping, 2.4 percent.

    Totalling 22.5 million tons, general cargo throughput in the first three months of the year rose by 0.6 percent. Generating much added value, conventional general cargo handling at 0.4 million tons was up by a juicy 47.7 percent. Down 10.6 percent at 8.7 million tons on the same quarter of the previous year, bulk cargo handling throughput was weaker. Within this segment, grab cargo throughput was 11.7 percent lower at 4.9 million tons. Downturns in fertilizer exports and lower imports of coal, coke and ore were the main factors there. In the agribulk area, 1.6 million tons of suction goods were handled, the 5.2 percent downturn being mainly attributable to lower throughput of oleaginous fruits that was not completely offset by higher imports of grain and feedstuffs. In the liquid cargo segment, at 2.3 million tons first-quarter throughput was 11.7 percent down, lower imports being the main reason.

    Among the Port of Hamburg’s Top Ten countries for container handling, there was no change among the first three. First-quarter container handling with China totalled 0.7 million TEU, representing a gain of 6.2 percent. China strengthened its position as Hamburg’s most significant trading partner by a wide margin.

    Following below China in the ranking of Hamburg’s trading partners for container handling came the USA - down 5.7 percent, Singapore – up 9.1 percent, Poland - up 45.2 percent, Sweden - up 10.4 percent, Russia - down 29.3 percent, and Great Britain - down 2.9 percent. These leaders in the Top Ten are followed by Finland - up 37.9 percent in eighth place, Brazil barely - 0.1 percent - changed in ninth, and Denmark - up 6.6 percent - in tenth.

    The first quarter of last year brought a slight fall in the number of calls by vessels with containerized cargoes. Yet Megamax vessels with over 18,000 slots were calling the Port of Hamburg much more frequently than in earlier years, incl. pre-crisis 2019. Calls by VLCSs - very large containerships with capacities of between 8,000 and 10,000 TEU - were also up to a respectable extent.

    The final stage of the fairway adjustment also received the go-ahead at the end of January 2022. This produced additional improvements for large vessels and distinct advances for those of medium size. The advantages of the widened and deepened navigation channel offer both opportunities for loading additional cargo, and greater flexibility on arrival and departure, permitting distinctly more efficient use of the Port of Hamburg. Fairway adjustment was well received by the port’s customers. Large containerships have been reaching and leaving the port with a greater draft ever since May, 2021.

    In estimating the further trend in throughput for 2022, the Port of Hamburg’s marketing organisation remains cautious. Yet some growth in specific segments and individual container trades is entirely possible. Yet the overall result will be shaped by the anticipated downturn in throughput segments affected by sanctions.




2022 August 17

18:37 NFE and Apollo funds complete $2 bln LNG maritime joint venture
18:07 Steerprop to supply a complete propulsion package for first-of-its-kind Wind Installation Vessel
17:31 Svitzer brazil strengthens fleet with two newbuilds
17:23 SFL Corporation agrees to acquire four Suezmax tankers in combination with long term charters
17:12 TransContainer obtains 58.51% of SASCO stake
17:09 SCHOTTEL RudderPropellers to power world’s first hydrogen tug
16:47 Traffic along Rhine further hindered after vessel's engine failure - Reuters
16:14 Iranian company Khazar Sea Shipping Lines launches regular Caspian services between Iran and Russia
15:56 New E-Flexer ferry Stena Estelle takes up operation on 4 September
15:35 SCZONE signs MoU with Toyota Tsusho for infrastructure projects
14:55 Port of Hamburg's total throughput up 0.9 percent to 4.4 million TEU in H1 2022
14:35 Saudi Ports register 16% growth in cargo volumes in July 2022
14:25 Throughput of Chinese sea and river ports in 7M’2022 climbed by 0.1% YoY
13:13 RUSCON launched multimodal service between Japan and Kazakhstan
12:41 DFDS reports strong Q2 results and upgrads its outlook for the full year
12:11 Philippine Ports Authority net income up 9% in 1H 2022
11:42 New floating production unit delivered to ABS Class
11:26 NYK Tokyo Container Terminal starts operations of four transfer cranes
10:58 Global Ports Holding signs 30-year concession agreement for San Juan Cruise Port, Puerto Rico
10:09 Port of Long Beach releases the Deep Draft Navigation Integrated Feasibility Report
09:41 Crowley secures subcontract for hybrid-electric ferry
09:38 Delo Group acquired Sakhalin Shipping Company
09:17 Crude oil futures rise after a fall at the previous session
08:55 MABUX: Global bunker prices to continue firm downward trend on Aug 17

2022 August 16

18:11 Viktor Chernomyrdin icebreaker officially received the status of a passenger ship
17:55 Sailing ship Mir takes on board second shift of cadets this year
17:36 Wan Hai Lines acquired four 3,000 TEU containerships from CSBC Corporation
17:06 Gulf Navigation seals refinancing deal for 5 petrochemical tankers
16:42 ABP appoints the lead for Port Talbot Transformation Programme
16:23 Port of Singapore bunker sales in 7M’2022 fell by 8.6% YoY
16:04 More than 500 workers of the port of Liverpool to strike over an ‘inadequate’ pay offer - Unite
15:38 Port of Singapore throughput in 7M’2022 fell by 3.7% to 339.1 million tonnes
15:14 Reefer container freight rates stabilise but to outpace dry box pricing - Drewry
15:04 A.P. Moller - Maersk to adopt Viking’s HydroPen container firefighting system
14:49 Port of Helsinki throughput in January-July 2022 rose by 8.4% YoY
14:30 Suez Canal Authority and Maersk sign bilateral cooperation agreement
14:20 GoodFuels’ Asia-Pacific branch starts sustainable biofuel deliveries with NYK as first client
14:03 Paxocean, Hong Lam Marine and Bureau Veritas sign Mou to develop ammonia bunker vessel design
13:31 Korea’s automobile exports top US$5bn in July - BusinessKorea
13:02 Ship travel passenger numbers in Helsinki late summer up to 80% of pre-COVID levels
12:38 Equinor extends contracts for AHTS’s in Norway and Brazil
12:37 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port included into China’s list of Russian fishery products suppliers
12:01 Maersk and Castlery sign multi-year global logistics and fulfilment agreement
11:48 IAA PortNews to hold discussion on fish ports development and fish delivery logistics at Seafood Expo Russia
11:30 Steerprop to supply a complete propulsion package for first-of-its- kind wind installation vessel
11:01 Kalmar and Tropical Shipping strengthen long-term relationship with new order for straddle carriers
10:20 Eneti announces sale of shareholding in Scorpio Tankers
10:09 Ocean Network Express connects to CargoWise to enable automatic digital rate transfer
09:37 Freeport of Riga increased its cargo turnover in 7M’22 by 13.1% YoY
09:18 MABUX: Downward trend returns back to Global bunker market on Aug 16
09:14 Crude oil futures continue decreasing after a fall due to reduction of demand in China
09:13 Furetank and Algoma establish joint venture to construct four climate friendly dual-fuel product tankers

2022 August 15

18:26 Fujian MSA and Fishing Authorities announce the 1st batch of hgh risk warning areas of collision between merchant ships and fishing boats
18:06 Port digitisation project at APM Terminals Liberia set to improve efficiency and ease of doing business
17:55 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port to convert one of its berth into container storage yard
17:26 King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam breaks container throughput record in June
17:06 Keppel O&M wins US$2.9bn newbuild FPSO P-80 contract from Petrobras
16:41 Zero-carbon fuel readiness on the rise but challenges remain - LR
16:20 Container throughput of Hong Kong port (China) in 7M’2022 fell by 4.3% to 8.65 million TEU
16:01 De-Kastri port to handle four ships loaded with oversize cargo for Amur Gas Chemical Complex in 2022