Port of Hamburg expects ‘only a slight increase in traffic’ from Suez blockade
The Port of Hamburg said it is “thoroughly prepared” for upcoming traffic after Suez Canal blockade.
The Suez Canal blockade caused a bottleneck of almost 400 vessels in the East-West and West-East directions.
Depending on schedules, before vessels reach the Port of Hamburg, they stop in other North Range ports. A possible bottleneck in later ports in the rotation will therefore increasingly dissolve.
It said ships’ routes and schedules are determined by the shipowners. It is also up to them to decide whether they should now depart from regular routes, possibly diverting ships and omitting ports. So terminals are prepared for that.
The Port of Hamburg offers 275 berths for seagoing vessels, 40 of these being for mega-ships over 300 metres long. An average of 25 seagoing vessels arrive at and leave the port every day.
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19th April 2021