Port Business

  • Cuxhaven hosts the Maritime Working Group of the ECG

    Cuxhaven hosts the Maritime Working Group of the ECG

    HWG members as well as representatives of shipping companies, ports and the automotive industry discuss the future of automotive logistics

    Participants of the ECG’s maritime working group at the Cuxport terminal. copyright: Cuxport GmbH.Cuxhaven, 5 March 2018 - For the second time, Cuxhaven was the host city for the Maritime & Ports Working Group of ECG, the European Association for Vehicle Logistics, at the beginning of March. The main topics of the meeting were the relationship between shipping companies, ports, terminal operators and logistics service providers and the role of the ECG as well as the ongoing digitalisation of the supply chain.

    The working group is primarily concerned with issues of importance to stakeholders in the sector, including shipping companies, European port and terminal operators, road and rail vehicle logistics service providers, manufacturers and organisations. The HWG members Cuxport, DFDS Germany and BLG Automobile Logistics were co-sponsors of the event. In addition to the meeting, a supporting programme offered visitors an opportunity to network with the port industry in Cuxhaven. During a bus tour, the facilities and current developments in the port were also presented.

    "As on our previous visit, we have been extremely well welcomed by our hosts in Cuxhaven. It is impressive to see the developments and investments that have been carried out to increase the port facilities for the benefit of our customers and the industry in general. Good infrastructure and efficient management are the only methods to secure and develop the business in this highly competitive market," as Marcos Duato Mollera, President of ECG's Maritime & Ports Working Group, described the visit.

    Particularly interesting for the 40-member delegation was the presentation of Cuxport berth no. 4, which will soon be operational, as well as other port and terminal expansion areas. Another highlight was the presentation on the digitalisation of logistics processes in ports by Mark Scheerlinck of Logit One, who co-developed a digital booking platform for the port of Antwerp.

    Oliver Fuhljahn, Head of Automobile Logistics at Cuxport, summarized: "As a member of the ECG working group, we have been supporting the exchange of ideas in the industry for seven years now. With the digitisation of supply chains and logistics processes, a future-oriented topic that we are very much concerned with, was once again addressed. In addition, we were able to present the developments since the last visit in 2014, including the new capacity for RoRo transhipment at our berth no.4."

     

    About HWG

    The Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) represents the interests of Cuxhaven’s maritime companies, institutions and private individuals united by the common goal of marketing and further developing the port at the mouth of the river Elbe. The HWG also promotes Cuxhaven’s standing as the most important port site for offshore wind energy in Germany.

     

    Press contact details for Hafenwirtschaftsgemeinschaft Cuxhaven e.V.
    Gwendolyn Dünner
    Medienbüro am Reichstag GmbH
    Im Haus der Bundespressekonferenz
    Reinhardtstr. 55
    10117 Berlin
    Phone +49 (30) 20 61 41 30 41
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  • Cuxhaven: HWG members elect board of directors

    Cuxhaven: HWG members elect board of directors

    Hans-Peter Zint and Arne Ehlers confirmed in office for another two years

    Copyright Thomas SassenCuxhaven, 26 April 2018 - At the 45th general meeting of the Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) on 17 April 2018 at Donner's Hotel, the 17-member board of directors was confirmed in office for the next two years. 43 members of the association, which represents the interests of companies around the port of Cuxhaven, attended the meeting.

    The only change in the board is the addition of Thomas Lemke, Managing Director of Boots- und Schiffswerft Cuxhaven. In addition, Marcus Braue replaces the resigned Ortolf Barth in representing DFDS within the board.

    Chairman of the board Hans-Peter Zint thanked the attending members for the renewed confidence: "In 2017, we were able to address our target groups and markets and to position the topics that are important to our port via our successful port breakfast format, active participation in Seaports of Niedersachsen's ‘port meets hinterland’ series of events and last but not least our CuxDay in Hamburg. This year we will again focus on the further development as well as on the challenges and opportunities for the Port of Cuxhaven".

    Arne Ehlers, Vice Chairman, added: "The further development of Cuxhaven’s ‘German Offshore Industry Centre’, the HWG's commitment to promoting young talent in port logistics and the electrification of railway lines to and from Cuxhaven are only some of the priorities we have set ourselves for 2018. We are confident that together and in cooperation with the city of Cuxhaven, state port operator Niedersachsen Ports, and other relevant authorities and politicians, we can continue to achieve positive results."

     

    About HWG

    The Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) represents the interests of Cuxhaven’s maritime companies, institutions and private individuals united by the common goal of marketing and further developing the port at the mouth of the river Elbe. The HWG also promotes Cuxhaven’s standing as the most important port site for offshore wind energy in Germany. Current news about the HWG can be found on the Homepage, on LinkedIn and Twitter.

     

    Press contact details for Hafenwirtschaftsgemeinschaft Cuxhaven e.V.
    Gwendolyn Dünner
    Medienbüro am Reichstag GmbH
    Im Haus der Bundespressekonferenz
    Reinhardtstr. 55
    10117 Berlin
    Phone +49 (30) 20 61 41 30 41
    Fax +49 (30)-30 87 29 95
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  • HWG member companies present themselves at the "fish international" in Bremen

    Prospects for the Cuxhaven fishing industry

    HWG member companies present themselves at the "fish international" in Bremen

    The Cuxhaven stand at the last fish international in 2016. Copyrigth: Thomas SassenCuxhaven, 26 February 2018 - On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the most important trade fair for the fish industry, companies from the Cuxhaven fishing location will again be presenting their products and services on site. In addition to the sponsors, the Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) and Seaports of Niedersachsen, 14 companies and institutions will be represented at the joint stand 5E39 in hall 5, showing a cross-section of the fishing industry.

    For example, the HWG member Kutterfisch-Zentrale presents its recently received Naturland certificate for sustainably fished saithe and informs interested parties about the two new cutters, which are currently being built in Spain and are particularly environment-friendly due to their engines with catalytic converters.

    Founded in 1988, the exhibition for fish processors and traders, canteens, caterers and food retailers first started with 100 exhibitors. In 2018, 312 exhibitors will be present, around 40 percent of them from abroad. The number of visitors also increases with each biannual exhibition. In 2016, 11,732 visitors were registered, and the trade fair expects a similar level of interest this year.

    "The 'fish international' is a must for us - it is the only German trade fair for the fishing industry," confirms Jens Lühmann, organizer of the Cuxhaven stand and Managing Director of Spedition Lühmann GmbH & Co. KG. "In Cuxhaven our customers can find a wide range of services, from fishing, processing, packaging and storage to delivery, laboratory and sales. At the trade fair, we offer them the opportunity for face-to-face talks and initial contact." With a joint stand, he explains, the frequency of visitors is higher than at a separate stand, as visitors find many different contact persons in one place.

    On a gross area of 10,680 square metres in halls 5 and 6 of Messe Bremen, the latest innovations can also be seen - not only in the culinary sector. In the aquaculture exhibition area, exhibitors showcase everything from a to z for fish farming and production in recirculation systems. In a corresponding aquaculture workshop, best-practice examples on the topics of recirculation systems, salmonids, shrimps and animal welfare will be presented.

     

    About HWG

    The Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) represents the interests of Cuxhaven’s maritime companies, institutions and private individuals united by the common goal of marketing and further developing the port at the mouth of the river Elbe. The HWG also promotes Cuxhaven’s standing as the most important port site for offshore wind energy in Germany.

     

    Press contact details for Hafenwirtschaftsgemeinschaft Cuxhaven e.V.
    Gwendolyn Dünner
    Medienbüro am Reichstag GmbH
    Im Haus der Bundespressekonferenz
    Reinhardtstr. 55
    10117 Berlin
    Phone +49 (30) 20 61 41 30 41
    Fax +49 (30)-30 87 29 95
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