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NEW OPERATION
IN BREMERHAVEN

Svitzer works with clients to optimise service in one of Germany’s most important ports.

Svitzer started its new operation in Bremerhaven on 1 January 2014, making it our second foothold in Germany, after our 2013 entry in Lubeck. The entry into Bremerhaven was supported by MSC and Maersk Line. We operate five tugs and have our own operation centre in the port. We’re working together with our clients to optimise towage operations through a holistic approach that reduces turnaround time and maximises berth occupancy. Reduced time in port is important for liner companies for a number of reasons, one being that it can save fuel on the next leg. It is clearly important for a container terminal to keep berths occupied to increase productivity. Svitzer also plays an important role in maintaining high safety standards in Bremerhaven, which has some challenging conditions, including a strong current and regularly reduced visibility.

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ABOUT BREMERHAVEN
Bremerhaven has a long history as a trade port and today is one of the most important German ports. It is the sixteenth largest container portin the world and the fourth largestin Europe, with 5.8 million (TEU) ofcargo handled in 2013. In addition,more than 2,169,000 cars are imported or exported every year via Bremerhaven, which imports and exports more cars than any other city in Europe except for Rotterdam.