HAMBURG/BREMEN/BREMERHAVEN/WILHELMSHAVEN. Hamburg’s senator for economics Michael Westhagemann has recently highlighted a topic that has occupied the North German seaport transport industry for over 20 years: the opportunities and risks of closer cooperation between the leading universal port locations on the Weser and Elbe, now supplemented by the deep-water port on the Jade. “We have to start thinking North German when it comes to the ports, not in terms of state borders,” the senator told the Hamburger Abendblatt in August.
BRAKE. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (right) paid a visit to the Brake seaport and its transhipment company J. MÜLLER in May.