berth no 4

  • 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.


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    10117 Berlin
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  • Inauguration of Berth No. 4

    Inauguration of Berth No. 4

    Cuxport Terminal extension increases RoRo and heavy lift capacity

    Copyright: Joachim Wöhlkens / DFDSOn 19 September, the new heavy lift berth in Cuxhaven was officially inaugurated. 8.5 hectares stretching along 290 metres of pier with a water depth of 17.3 metres provide plenty of space for storage and transshipment of cargo. This includes RoRo cargo, such as vehicles or goods being carried on MAFI-trailers or trucks, along with heavy project cargo, such as the roughly 30-metre long, bright yellow transition pieces destined for a German Bight wind farm project and that are being loaded onto the jack-up ship from the pier this autumn.

    The port company Niedersachsen Ports and the terminal operator, Cuxport, who are both members of the Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG), had sent out the official invitation for the inauguration event. Approximately 150 guests were in attendance, including Lower Saxony Culture and Science Minister Björn Thümler and Enak Ferlemann, the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Transport Ministry, as well as Cuxhaven’s Lord Mayor, Dr. Ulrich Getsch.

    In his opening speech, Niedersachsen Port’s general manager, Holger Banik, reported on the successful construction work which created the new infrastructure: “Today, we’re celebrating the result of a great team effort and a vibrant cooperation with Cuxport. The state has invested 36 million euros in this port installation. We have built a high-performing, modern port installation in just approximately two years. Berth no. 4 provides Cuxhaven with more capacity for more cargo growth and more development. This is going to make the port stronger.”

    Hans-Peter Zint, Managing Director of Cuxport, emphasized in his speech the Cuxport terminal‘s multi-purpose strategy and illustrated the importance of Cuxhaven as a nexus for maritime supply chains to Northern Europe and beyond. “Berth no. 4’s potential lies not just in the expansion of today’s short sea routes. Thanks to the 17.3-metre water depth, it also means the expansion of our services portfolio for intercontinental supply chains. Through this, we want Cuxhaven to become a hub for deep sea routes as well.”

  • New Berth No. 4’s First Offshore Project

    New Berth No. 4’s First Offshore Project

    Cuxport supports the Deutsche Bucht wind farm as an installation port

    copyright: Cuxport GmbHEven prior to its official launch, berth no. 4 at Cuxport’s terminal in Cuxhaven was the setting for its first offshore project. Cuxport is supporting Dutch company Van Oord in its capacity as a heavy lift terminal with a total of 8.5 hectares of area for the storage and transshipment of monopiles and transition pieces designated for the new Northland Power Deutsche Bucht wind farm. The wind farm is the third project of Canadian utility company Northland Power and is currently being built in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea.

    The wind farm requires 31 transition pieces to be stored at berth no. 4 in their respective sequence of installation. The segments, which weigh 300 tons, were previously delivered by heavy lift ship from Spain to Cuxhaven and were lifted onto the pier subsequently by ships gear. Additionally, 31 monopiles were transported from Rostock by barge to Cuxhaven. In Cuxhaven, they were directly lifted from the barge onto the jack-up ship and then transported together with the transition pieces to the offshore construction zone.

    “By deploying shipside gear, the project can be carried out entirely without a landside crane. The use of the new berth for this project so quickly after its completion clearly shows its necessity for the market and the port,” said Roland Schneider, head of business development at Cuxport.