The agreement with the Port of Hamburg
On January 29, 2013 in Minsk had arrived the representatives of the association "The Port of Hamburg Marketing." The purpose of the visit was to sign a cooperation agreement with the state enterprise "BTLC."
The representatives of the Port of Hamburg had visited Minsk in autumn in 2012 during the specialized exhibition "Transport and Logistics", where the meeting with the authorities of the state enterprise "BTLC" was held, during which were made preparations for signing a cooperation agreement and its terms and conditions were specified. To the staff of the association "The Port of Hamburg" was also demonstrated terminal Kolyadichi of the transport-logistics center of Minsk.
On January 30, 2013 in a solemn ceremony the agreement on mutual cooperation between the state enterprise "BTLC" and the Port of Hamburg was signed. The signing of the agreement will promote the establishment and development of cooperation in the field of international multimodal transport, the development of new logistic schemes of delivery and information exchange.
Hamburg is the largest seaport in Germany and the leading port for container and bulk goods in Europe. As one of the leading container hub ports in Europe, the Port of Hamburg offers optimal routes to connect all the economic centers of Germany, northern and eastern Europe, Austria and Switzerland.
The volume of marine cargo handling in the port is more than 120 million tons per year, or 8 million containers (TEU) per year.
As of today, about 220 cargo trains depart daily from the Port of Hamburg to rail terminals. By 2015, the port is planning to make from 450 to 500 cargo operations daily.
The Port of Hamburg works closely with the German railways and a number of private railway companies, that allows to deal with a growing cargo turnover.
The Port of Hamburg is a transport centre of Europe, employing German representations of various international shipping companies such as, MSC, Maersk, OOCL, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg Süd, NYK Line, MOL, COSCO, China Shipping, Grimaldi, Yang Ming, and many others.