to Hamburg Harbour and Boat Ride to Old and New Harbour Facilities

Friday, October 12, 2018 (departure from Berlin at 7:45 am, arriving back in Berlin at 8:15 pm)

  • Bus ride from conference venue to Hamburg harbour and back
  • 3-hour boat ride through Hamburg harbour
  • On-board catering
  • Visiting Hamburg's Warehouse District (Speicherstadt), old and new storage sites, some of them turned into high-end private housing, container terminal and the new, world-famous „Elbphilharmonie" concert hall.
  • Visiting storage sites in Hamburg Harburg district including CO2-high pressure unit (http://www.lagerhaus-harburg.de/index.html), as well as storage sites of S&A (https://www.s-und-a.de/welcome.html)
    60 min. leisure time around "Landungsbrücken" with the opportunity to visit a museum ship or go shopping. Bus arriving back in Berlin around 8:15 pm (Maritim ProArte Hotel).

Costs per person: 105,- €.

A journey through time in the port of Hamburg

Optional post-conference tour - Hamburg1The port was inaugurated in 1189 and has become one of the biggest seaports in Europe since then. You will be taken on a boat tour and experience the development of the port through the centuries. A focus will be on the changing logistics and handling facilities for stored products such as cocoa, coffee, tea, spices, cereals and pulses. You will see the historic warehouse city dating from the late 19th century, 20th century warehouses and grain silos and the impressive container terminals that can receive the largest container vessels that cross the seas today. These terminals handle almost 9 million container units per year. You can also have a look on the famous "Elbphilharmonie" which had originally been built as a cocoa warehouse in 1963 and was recently transformed into a concert hall. The tour will include a stop to visit some facilities for storage of various stored products and post-harvest treatments including fumigation, inert gas application and carbon dioxide treatment under high pressure. Food and beverages onboard are included in this trip. Attention: This tour includes short walks and is not barrier-free and not suitable for wheelchairs. Book early as there will be only a limited number of places available due to the capacity of the boat.
Optional post-conference tour - Hamburg2