bremenports, Hafen Hamburg Marketing and Seaports of Niedersachsen have a joint stand at the trade fair premiere in South-East Asia

Photo: Ingo Meidinger / Eurogate Jörg Kaplan / J. Müller Oliver Luksic / Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Digital and Transport / Marc-Oliver Hauswald / JadeWeserPort André Heim / Seaports of Niedersachsen Ronald Schwarze / bremenports Inga Gurries / Port of Hamburg

For three days as from now, the ports of Bremen, the port of Hamburg and the ports of Lower Saxony have a fixed address in Singapore, where the North German ports have a joint stand under the umbrella brand “German Ports” at the transport logistic Southeast Asia.

This is a premiere – not only for the North German exhibitors who are openly demonstrating the cooperation between the ports under the umbrella brand “German Ports”, but also for the fair itself, which has undergone a revamp and now premieres in Singapore in its new guise.

“Not only is South-East Asia a continuously growing market, it is also evident that in view of the global crises, the established trade routes will in future tend towards a shift in this direction. It is therefore absolutely vital that we, the German ports, present a united front there and show that port cooperation is more than just an empty phrase,” explains bremenports Managing Director Robert Howe when commenting on the joint activities of the ports of Bremen with their colleagues from Hamburg and Lower Saxony.

The importance of seafreight handling in South-East Asia is increasingly apparent not only in Singapore itself – home to the second-largest container terminal in the world – but also in Thailand and Malaysia, for instance, where the ports have experienced immense growth even though some of them have only existed for a few decades.

“This trend clearly shows that Asia has long since been far more than “just” China. The flow of goods from South-East Asia to Europe is steadily growing. Our joint target in Singapore is therefore to focus the spotlight on the German Ports,” confirms André Heim from the Management Board of Seaports of Niedersachen.

That opinion is also shared by the Port of Hamburg: “The new transport logistic fair in Singapore is an ideal opportunity for the leading service providers in the logistics industry and the decision-makers from South-East Asia to get together. We consequently believe it is essential for the German Ports to present their range of services here and fly the flag for Northern Germany,” stresses Axel Mattern, Chairman of Port of Hamburg Marketing.

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