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Port of Hamburg completes redesign of Vorhafen

News // March 8, 2017

Port of Hamburg in Germany has completed a project to 'redesgn' the Vorhafen and provide more manoeuvring space for big ships, faster berth assignment and improved safety of navigation.

The project was completed within schedule and budget.

The widened Vorhafen basin access benefits container shipping and cruise shipping. The tidal (time) windows that were enforced on inbound and outbound ships have been eliminated, and manoeuvring space for big ships in the Tollerort area has increased.

It is now possible for cruise ships with a beam of 40m (formerly 32.3m) to berth at the Cruise Center Altona.

Additional waiting berths for feeders can be provided, which will help reduce vessel movements in this highly frequented section of the port.

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