For the students of the Logistics and Transport Management course at the University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna, an excursion to the port of Hamburg already has tradition. In Germany’s largest universal port another group got insight into the practices of the transport processes and cargo handling.
Alexander Till, Director of the Port of Hamburg Marketing office in Vienna, who is an external lecturer for maritime shipping at the University of Applied Sciences bfi, led the group.
At SACO Shipping the students were given an insight into the handling of conventional cargo and could experience this directly at the terminal. During a tour on the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder they could exactly follow the individual steps of loading containerized goods. In addition, the group received sound information on load planning and shipping techniques for sea freight with special needs in the form of a presentation by the Hapag-Lloyd shipping company.
A visit to the general cargo vessel Cap San Diego, used in the 70s on South Atlantic trades, a visit to the International Maritime Museum and a port tour completed the program.