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€100,000 Prize for Hamburg port rejuvenation ideas

The Hamburg Port Authority has launched an international market consultation process to invite interested parties such as port operators, container terminal operators, logistics service and transport providers, among others, to submit ideas on how they envision the central port of Hamburg will operate in the future. Applications must be received by September 11. The future participants will be selected based on economic and technical criteria. They will then be given time until November 6 to submit their concepts. The three best proposals will be awarded in February 2010. The total of EUR 100,000 in prize money will be split among the winners.

Combining functionality, environmental concerns, European connections, and so forth, the key focus of the report to be submitted involved a 125-hectare area at the heart of the port of Hamburg. It will become the future Central Terminal Steinwerder (CTS).

“The market consultation process serves as preparation of the HPA to make decisions as to whether and in what form any grant of operation rights will be carried out in a Pan-European competive procedure. The objective of the future-oriented project that involves a 125-hectare large area is evident: to make efficient use of the area in the heart of the port and take into account environmental and sustainability aspects at the same time. The key focus is on developing synergies to waterside handling, creating qualified jobs and attracting an interesting industry mixture to promote the universal port of Hamburg,” said Tino Klemm, Member of the HPA executive committee, Finance & Real Estate.

“We are consciously pursuing a new course that is market-oriented and demand-focused,” explained Jens Meier, Chairman of the Management Board of the HPA. The planning, approval and implementation of a project of this magnitude requires thorough preparation well in advance. “What is of paramount importance is that the areas of the future terminal are used optimally, that qualified jobs are created and that environmental aspects as well as the requirements of the all-purpose port of Hamburg are taken into account adequately.” For more information, please contact:

Hamburg Port Authority
Mrs. Dipl. Ing. Iris Scheel, MBA
Neuer Wandrahm 4
20457 Hamburg
Phone: 0049-(0)40-428473975
Mail: Iris.Scheel@hpa.hamburg.de