Port Business Association

  • Board of Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) re-elected

    Head of the Cuxhaven's Economic Development Agency becomes newest member of the HWG board

    HWG Mitgliederversammlung 2020 2Cuxhaven, 5 November 2020 – At the 47th general meeting of the Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) in the community hall of Cuxhaven, the 15-members board of directors was confirmed in office for the next two years. In addition, Marc Itgen, head of Cuxhaven's Economic Development Agency, reinforces the committee of the maritime industry's lobby with immediate effect.

    Hans-Peter Zint, Chairman of the Board, thanked the members for their continuing trust and at the same time welcomed the newest board member: "We are very pleased that the traditionally close cooperation between the Port Association and the City of Cuxhaven will continue through the commitment of Marc Itgen. Next year we will further promote the port of Cuxhaven and position it as a good alternative route for transports between Continent and UK in the Brexit scenario". Other priorities include the further development of the German Offshore Industry Centre and the electrification of the railway lines to and from Cuxhaven. “We are confident that together and in cooperation with the city of Cuxhaven, state port operator Niedersachsen Ports, Seaports of Niedersachsen and other relevant authorities and politicians, we can continue to achieve positive results,” adds Zint.

    The Cuxhaven Agency for Economic Development (AfW) is the regional point of contact for businesses and start-ups for all matters concerning funding programs and business and economic development. The main objective is the sustainable strengthening and further development of Cuxhaven as a centre for trade, business and industry. Thus, the AfW has also accompanied the German Offshore Industry Centre Cuxhaven on its way to becoming one of the pioneering locations of its kind in Europe. Since 2019 Marc Itgen has been head of the Cuxhaven Agency for Economic Development. Prior to this, he worked for Vattenfall Europe Windkraft and RWE OLC, among others. Here he was responsible for various offshore projects. He now brings this knowledge to the work of the HWG board, thus making a valuable contribution to the further development of the German Offshore Industry Centre.


    About HWG
    The Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) represents the interests of Cuxhaven’s maritime companies, institutions and private individuals united by the common goal of marketing and further developing the port at the mouth of the river Elbe. The HWG also promotes Cuxhaven’s standing as the most important port site for offshore wind energy in Germany. The latest news from HWG can be found on the Website, on LinkedIn and Twitter.


    Press contact Hafenwirtschaftsgemeinschaft Cuxhaven e.V.
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    Im Haus der Bundespressekonferenz
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    10117 Berlin
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  • Timo Schön Visits Cuxhaven

    New Managing Director of Seaports Meets Board of Cuxhaven Port Association

    copyright: Joachim WöhlkensAfter succeeding Inke Onnen-Lübben as manging director of Seaports of Niedersachsen, Timo Schön is on course to individually visit the nine Lower Saxon seaports. On 16 August, he was in Cuxhaven as a guest of the Cuxhaven Port Association  (HWG), which had invited him to its 234th board meeting.

    There, Timo Schön discussed the port of Cuxhaven and the work of the HWG. The managing director of Seaports, who knew the lay of the land from prior visits, was visibly surprised considering the enormous developments which the port has experienced in recent years.

    Timo Schön expressed his thanks for the warm welcome: “Cuxhaven is developing persistently and is perfectly adapting to ever-changing, new market challenges. It is a logistics hub with a wellness factor which generates strong potential for customer loyalty. I’ve felt very welcome and I also look forward to future, close cooperation with the HWG and its members!”

    “It is our intention to intensively continue the previous, successful partnership with the Seaports of Niedersachsen under the new leadership of Mr. Schön, in the spirit of mutual trust. For this reason, we’re glad that Mr. Schön, a recognized expert in maritime business, was appointed to this important position as a successor to Ms. Onnen-Lübben,” added HWG board chairman Hans-Peter Zint.

    Not far from the Alte Liebe, in front of the Hamburg Lighthouse across from the offices of HWG member DFDS, a picture taken together commemorated the occasion.