logistics

  • Cuxhaven receives new RoRo-connection to France

    Cuxhaven receives new RoRo-connection to France

    Weekly calls from and departures to Saint-Nazaire to start from Cuxport-Terminal

    copyright: Cuxport GmbH

    On its way from the French port Nantes Saint-Nazaire to Hamburg, the vessel “Ville de Bordeaux” of logistics company LD Seaplane will begin calling at the port of Cuxhaven on Thursdays from now on. Going forward, this call will deliver new trucks from France for the German market. The route may be expanded later on and it may, in the future, be used for both import and export, says Oliver Fuhljahn, head of vehicle logistics at Cuxport.

    The integration of the port of call in Cuxhaven in the current schedule is made possible by the quick and flexible service at the Cuxport terminal facility. “Cuxhaven was able to win out due to its efficiency; it once again showed the port’s potential. A prerequisite for the successful addition was and is the good working relationship with shipbroker Herbert C. Meyer in Stade,” noted Oliver Fuhljahn.

    The baseload of the “Ville de Bordeaux” consists of parts for the airplane industry; the transport of rolling heavy lift and project cargo as well as of vehicles is also possible. Julien Brault, Commercial Manager at LD Seaplane, added: “At the same time, the new connection to France is also important to connect the German Offshore Industry Centre in Cuxhaven with the offshore wind industry in France. We see a lot of potential to further increase trading volumes.”

     

     

  • Grant awardees visit Cuxhaven

    Grant awardees visit Cuxhaven

    HWG member Cuxport hosts lecture on offshore energy and environmental protection

    Copyright: Cuxport GmbHEarly August, 35 grant awardees of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung from diverse European universities and institutions of higher learning visited the North Sea coast. In Otterndorf, near Cuxhaven, a block seminar regarding the topic of the Wadden Sea – UNESCO World Heritage Site in the North of Germany illustrated the opportunities and challenges for the Wadden Sea and the region.

    In addition to lectures, discussions and excursions, there were also discussions with high-ranking guests such as the former Minister President of Lower Saxony, current delegate to the European Parliament and former Konrad Adenauer Stiftung grant awardee David McAllister, along with Dr. Ulrich Getsch, Lord Mayor of Cuxhaven. Part of the visit, in addition to a tour of the Wadden Sea with a susbequent microscoping event, included a visit at HWG member Cuxport, who also provided a harbour tour. Cuxport general manager Michael de Reese gave a lecture in which he described the opportunities for offshore wind energy for the northwestern economic region. He also discussed Cuxhavenäs position relative to other global ports. In this context, the importance of Cuxhaven’s role as the German Offshore Industry Center was also emphasized, which has allowed Cuxhaven to gain stature in the industry in recent years.

    “Cuxhaven is not only important for the logistics and wind energy sectors. It also offers benefits and unique selling points and opportunities for the future of the next generation, and it is very important for us to communicate these. We were delighted to provide insights in this manner to the students regarding the port of Cuxhaven,” Michael de Reese subsequently said.

    Theresa Gröninger, a grant awardee and organizer of the seminar, summarized the seminar in Cuxhaven in the following manner: “We want to show the other grant awardees a piece of Northern Germany and the participants were excited to see that, in particular, the region around Cuxhaven is going through a revolutionary period. Mr de Reese is very engaged with Cuxport and is prompting economic change; he is very in tune with the rhythm of the times!“

     

  • Logistics Day in the Cuxland 2019

    A glimpse into logistics:

    Students explore work environments of Cuxhaven logistics companies

    The pupils of the Geschwister-Scholl-School Altenwalde at the Cuxport terminal in Cuxhaven. Picture source: Heuer/Geschwister-Scholl-Schule Altenwalde.Cuxhaven, 20 May 2019 - Under the headline "Logistics Day in the Cuxland 2019", local companies presented their training and career opportunities in the fields of port, transport and logistics to students from local schools on 14 May 2019. The declared aim of the annual event is to give students an understanding of the many career opportunities available in a future-oriented sector, particularly in the Cuxland region.

    A total of 59 participating teachers and pupils from four regional schools were able to get to know professions such as port logistics specialist, bus and truck drivers, ship operation assistant or forwarding agent on a tour of the various company locations. This gave them a look behind the scenes of companies that play an important role in everyone's daily life but are not necessarily familiar to everyone.

    At the Cuxport terminal of port service provider Cuxport and the DFDS Germany shipping line provided visitors with an insight into the huge dimensions of port handling. Whether containers, trucks with trailers or huge offshore towers – everything in the port is moved by crane or on heavy-duty tractors. At the towage and salvage company Otto Wulf, the focus was on the handling of logistics on the high seas – here the students learned about the profession of tug captain, who safely manouvers even the largest container ships to the port or from one place to another.

    At Richard Heinbokel, the focus was the precise and safe transport of dangerous goods. The company with a branch in Hemmoor presented the various departments and professions. The bus company KVG Stade also focused on safe transport – but modern technology was also at the forefront of the training opportunities presented here.

    The participants came from the Osteschule Hemmoor, the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule Altenwalde, the Hauptschule Otterndorf and the Realschule Cuxhaven. For the first time this year, ten future economics teachers, who are currently doing their preparatory service at the Cuxhaven study seminar, also took part at their own request. "Thus the teachers in the preparatory service gain the necessary insight and can arrange the instruction unit appropriately for the topic of logistics and, at the same time, can contribute to the occupation orientation of the pupils. The findings of the Logistics Day are passed on multiplicatorily in class in order to sensitise the pupils to this industry focus," confirmed Nadja Lechner, head of the business faculty & vocational orientation coordinator at the Realschule Cuxhaven.

    The event, organised by the Cuxhaven Economic Development Agency (Agentur für Wirtschaftsförderung), normally takes place on the official International Supply Chain Day of the Federal Logistics Association (BVL) in April. However, since this year's event took place during the Easter holidays in Lower Saxony, the organiser had decided on an alternative date.

    "We are particularly pleased that this year, we have again succeeded in persuading schools and companies to hold the Cuxland Logistics Day. This shows the continued great interest of the participants in this event format, which we will offer again in the coming years, again on the International Supply Chain Day on 2 April in 2020," confirm Dr Christian Rogge and Antje Streng, organisers of the Cuxland Logistics Day from the Agency for Economic Development.

    "Cuxhaven is not only a wonderful place to live in. There are also many varied and challenging jobs with future prospects here. As companies based in the port, we would like to present these opportunities to the next generation and hope to see some of the visitors again in the futureas our employees," says Hans-Peter Zint, Chairman of the Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) and Managing Director of Cuxport. HWG supports the annual event of the Agency for Economic Development.

     

    About the Agency for Economic Development
    The Agency for Economic Development Cuxhaven (AfW) is the regional contact point for companies and business start-ups for all questions and concerns relating to promotion programmes and corporate service. The primary task is to promote sustainable economic development, to support the exploitation of new economic opportunities and technology trends and to market the district and the city of Cuxhaven as a business location.

     

    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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  • New Managing Director of Seaports Meets Board of Cuxhaven Port Association

    Timo Schön Visits Cuxhaven

    New Managing Director of Seaports Meets Board of Cuxhaven Port Association

    copyright: Joachim WöhlkensAfter succeeding Inke Onnen-Lübben as manging director of Seaports of Niedersachsen, Timo Schön is on course to individually visit the nine Lower Saxon seaports. On 16 August, he was in Cuxhaven as a guest of the Cuxhaven Port Association  (HWG), which had invited him to its 234th board meeting.

    There, Timo Schön discussed the port of Cuxhaven and the work of the HWG. The managing director of Seaports, who knew the lay of the land from prior visits, was visibly surprised considering the enormous developments which the port has experienced in recent years.

    Timo Schön expressed his thanks for the warm welcome: “Cuxhaven is developing persistently and is perfectly adapting to ever-changing, new market challenges. It is a logistics hub with a wellness factor which generates strong potential for customer loyalty. I’ve felt very welcome and I also look forward to future, close cooperation with the HWG and its members!”

    “It is our intention to intensively continue the previous, successful partnership with the Seaports of Niedersachsen under the new leadership of Mr. Schön, in the spirit of mutual trust. For this reason, we’re glad that Mr. Schön, a recognized expert in maritime business, was appointed to this important position as a successor to Ms. Onnen-Lübben,” added HWG board chairman Hans-Peter Zint.

    Not far from the Alte Liebe, in front of the Hamburg Lighthouse across from the offices of HWG member DFDS, a picture taken together commemorated the occasion.

     

     

  • Supply Chain Day 2018

    Supply Chain Day 2018

    Cuxhaven's students explore the port as a workplace

    Cuxhaven, 16 April 2018 – The port offers many diverse and attractive professions and with them a good perspective for the future – this is the core statement of this year's events of Cuxhaven companies on the occasion of Supply Chain Day, an international open day initiated by the Global Supply Chain Network BVL International. For April 19, 2018, Cuxhaven's Agency for Economic Development (AfW) has once again organized a visit to various companies for students of the regional secondary schools. The aim is to familiarize soon-to-be school leavers with the job profiles surrounding the port as well as the transport and logistics sector and to inspire them for a career in a future-oriented industry.

    Around 60 participants from the Hauptschule Otterndorf, the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule Cuxhaven-Altenwalde and the Realschule Cuxhaven will have the opportunity to discover on site what a profession in the transport and logistics sector and around the port involves. Members of the Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) also take part in the presentations. "The port is the lifeline of Cuxhaven. The further development and promotion of the port always requires motivated newcomers. The Supply Chain Day offers students great opportunities to receive practical information and get in touch with potential employers," comments Hans-Peter Zint, Chairman of the HWG.

    The terminal operator Cuxport and the shipping company DFDS Germany will show how diverse the tasks and also the types of goods in the port can be – after all, almost everything, from cars, containers and steel products to huge offshore components, is handled via the berths in Cuxhaven. Otto Wulf, the specialist for towing services, salvage work, floating crane operations and many other services, will also focus on the huge dimensions of transport projects that require sensitivity and creativity for threading transports through the eye of the needle on waterways or at locks.

    With decades of tradition and experience, the Cuxhaven Maritime College (Staatliche Seefahrtschule Cuxhaven) will also present the different requirements and possibilities of the professions in maritime shipping. Together with the shipowners, the Maritime College has also created a training programme for secondary school students. On site during Supply Chain Day, they will be able to explore the possibilities offered by training as a ship's technical assistant. Further training occupations such as nautical officer as well as jobs in marine engineering and fishing will also be explained.

    "On Supply Chain Day, future career starters from the Cuxland can experience at first hand what varied and interesting jobs there are in the port. And we hope that this will give one or the other an idea for his or her future career choice," says Dr. Christian Rogge, organiser of the Supply Chain Day event at the AfW Cuxhaven.

    Supply Chain Day will take place for the 11th time in 2018. As the logistics and transport sector is becoming increasingly digital, more and more companies are offering an insight into the new digital opportunities offered by professions in this sector. In 2017, nearly 40,000 participants attended the approximately 400 events, which took place in a total of 20 countries. The initiator, BVL International, expects similar success for this year.

     

    About the Agency for Economic Development

    The Agency for Economic Development Cuxhaven (AfW) is the regional contact point for companies and business start-ups for all questions and concerns relating to promotion programmes and corporate service. The primary task is to promote sustainable economic development, to support the exploitation of new economic opportunities and technology trends and to market the district and the city of Cuxhaven as a business location.

    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
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.