board meeting

  • 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.
    Janin Detjen
    Medienbüro am Reichstag GmbH
    Im Haus der Bundespressekonferenz
    Reinhardtstr. 55
    10117 Berlin
    Tel. +49 (30) 20 61 41 30 32
    Fax +49 (30)-30 87 29 95
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



     

  • Electrification of the Stade-Cuxhaven railway line

    DB Netz informs the management board of the HWG about the current planning status

    Umschlag eines Containers vom Zug auf das Terminal mit direktem Gleisanschluss. Bildquelle: Cuxport GmbH.Cuxhaven, 15 July 2019 – The electrification of the railway line between Stade and Cuxhaven is an essential prerequisite for the expansion of port transhipment and the optimisation of public passenger transport between Cuxhaven and Hamburg – this was the topic of the 241st board meeting of the Cuxhaven Port Authority (HWG) on 1 July 2019, for which the HWG management board invited Michael Körber, Head of Customer Management and Northern Regional Timetable at DB Netz, to attend.

    In the meantime, the long-awaited electrification project has moved up to the category of urgent need of the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030, confirmed Michael Körber. Concrete planning should begin in 2020. However, the elimination of the single track line in the area of the river Oste crossing is not part of the measure. Due to the nevertheless significant construction measures, one has to go through the usual approval procedures including a planning approval. Against this background, Michael Körber sees the completion of the electrification towards the end of the 2020s.


    The HWG management board thanked Michael Körber for this status report and suggested that all available acceleration possibilities should be exploited. "The electrification of the railway line has a number of positive effects. The shortening of journey times in public passenger transport to Hamburg is an outstanding measure for the integration of the areas in the Hamburg metropolitan region and makes a considerable contribution to increasing the attractiveness of Cuxhaven as a tourist location. In the area of port transhipment, the rail connection to the hinterland is burdened by the increased costs of the current diesel traction. Here, electrification offers the opportunity to open up more distant cargo sources through environmentally friendly and efficient rail transport. In this way, the competitiveness of the port location can be secured," said Hans-Peter Zint, Chairman of the HWG.


    Michael Körber added: "We as DB Netz are aware of the importance of the rail connection to Cuxhaven. Accordingly, we ensure that this measure is implemented with the necessary vigour."


    Diesel locomotives are currently in service on the railway line between Hamburg and Cuxhaven, as there are no overhead lines between the station of Stade and the Cuxhaven terminus. The route is mentioned in the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030 under the category "urgent need". The electrification of the railway line would eliminate the need to change locomotives for freight traffic on the line. In addition, regional trains could travel at higher speeds, which would significantly shorten travel times in local passenger transport.

     

    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. Current news about the HWG can be found on the Homepage, on LinkedIn and Twitter.

     

    Press contact details for Hafenwirtschaftsgemeinschaft Cuxhaven e.V.
    Gwendolyn Dünner
    Medienbüro am Reichstag GmbH
    Im Haus der Bundespressekonferenz
    Reinhardtstr. 55
    10117 Berlin
    Phone: +49 (30) 20 61 41 30 41
    Fax +49 (30)-30 87 29 95
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.