BREMERHAVEN. The entrance to the Geeste outer harbour and fishing harbour was brought up to date with nautical regulations in December.
BHV makes appeal to politicians
BREMEN. In light of the provisional 2022 figures published by the Bremen Ports in December, BHV – Bremische Hafen- und Logistikvertretung – has called for cooperation among North German seaports.
New challenges due to changes in the workplace
BREMEN. As part of the four-part workshop series “Branchendialog Logistik” (Logistics Industry Talk), around 30 experts from the logistics and maritime sectors met up in late 2022 to discuss how to effectively face the changing working world.
Only cruises record a significant rise
BREMEN/BREMERHAVEN. Due to the global economic slowdown and the economic impact of Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine, the turnover figures for Bremen’s ports fell in 2022.
Helten is new head of NPorts seaport in Brake
BRAKE. Christian Helten took over as head of the NPorts seaport in Brake early in 2023, and was shown the ropes by his predecessor Harald Ludwig from last September.
Nordfrost and Remain agree on partnership
WILHELMSHAVEN. Nordfrost, a frozen food logistics and solutions company, and the Eurogate subsidiary Remain Container-Depot and Repair have been working together in German container seaports since December.
Titzrath is new ZDS president
HAMBURG. In November, the Association of German Seaport Operators (ZDS) elected a new board.
Pioneering role of ports in environmental protection
BREMEN. Bremen Ports was certified according to “PERS” (Port Environmental Review System), an environmental management standard, for the sixth time.
“A network milestone”
WILHELMSHAVEN. The electrification of the railway infrastructure of the JadeWeserPort was completed in December.
A “clean” repeat act
BREMEN. In December, the ro-ro carrier “Auto Energy” of the Norwegian shipping company United European Car Carriers (UECC) won the “Greenports Award” from bremenports for the “most eco-friendly vessel”.
Project logistics start the new year optimistically
BREMEN. In January, the BHV Project Logistics Forum took place for the tenth time in the Haus der Bürgerschaft in Bremen.
Inauguration of first LNG terminal in Germany
WILHELMSHAVEN. On 17 December, the first LNG terminal in Germany was inaugurated in Wilhelmshaven.
Emphasis on good connections to the north
BREMEN. Bremen ports and the most densely populated German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) could work together even more closely in the future and both reap the benefits of doing so.
VDS: Jürgen Tonak succeeds Ralf Miehe
BREMEN. At the members’ annual meeting in December, the Association of Bremen Freight Forwarders elected a new board.
Lies takes over AS chair of the NPorts Supervisory Board
OLDENBURG. In December, Olaf Lies, Minister for Economic Affairs, Transport, Construction and Digitalisation for Lower Saxony, was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NPorts, succeeding Dr Bernd Althusmann, who stepped down from the political arena.
All eyes on the port of the future
BREMEN/BREMERHAVEN. “bremenports is still on track with its expansion plans,” stated Robert Howe at the end of 2022, summarising the past year. At the time, the workforce comprised 401 employees and 33 apprentices.
It all started with a YouTube video
BREMEN. Bruno Molina Stagi was awarded the DAAD Prize for his outstanding academic achievements as well as for his social engagement.
BLG LOGISTICS: Axel Bantel to steer Automobile division
BREMEN. The BLG Group has reorganised sales in its Automobile division to further optimise contact with its customers and the market.
Increase in port fees
BREMEN/WILHELMSHAVEN. Docking at Bremen ports and the JadeWeserPort became more expensive for the shipping industry at the turn of the year with a price increase of five per cent. Bremen’s Senator for Science and Ports, Dr Claudia Schilling, spoke of a “moderate” rise in fees, which was taken “with due consideration given to the current economic climate”.
Extensive marketing programme presented
BREMEN/BREMERHAVEN. Seven joint stands at international trade fairs, eight customer receptions in Germany and abroad, campaigns for sustainability and SmartPort activities, plus an international highlight with the conference of European seaports – the Bremen ports marketing programme is packed to the brim.
Heim remains Head of Seaports
OLDENBURG. André Heim is to remain the managing director of the marketing organisation ‘Seaports of Niedersachsen’ for the next four years.
Joint efforts for a sustainable solution
WILHELMSHAVEN. In November, around 250 representatives from Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and the maritime industry met to discuss their cooperation for the Wadden Sea World Natural Heritage at the 14th Trilateral Wadden Sea Conference in Wilhelmshaven.
Lloyd Werft promotes Norden
BREMERHAVEN. On 1 December, Friedrich Norden was appointed as co-managing director of the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven.
At last, live in Berlin
BREMEN/BERLIN. Roughly 130 guests from the world of politics, business and public services attended the bremenports’ “Logistics Talk” new year reception held at the Representative Office of Bremen in Berlin on 12 January.