A strong and forward-looking community
Sound knowledge, financial support, great commitment, creativity, technical know-how and a common vision. All these things connect the institutions and companies that have been involved in the development and design and will continue to support the Discovery Dock in the future.
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With AIDA, you can be sure from the very first moment that your holiday will be the best time of the year. Whether you are exploring the Mediterranean, visiting the Orient or relaxing in the Caribbean – Germany’s market leader in cruises ensures that you will enjoy your stay. AIDA Cruises (company logo: a kissing mouth) currently has twelve ships, a 13th will be added at the end of 2019. The AIDAnova, which went into service in 2018, is the world’s first cruise ship with environmentally-friendly LNG propulsion.
Since 2005, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has been operating a future-oriented port management system from a single source and is active wherever efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness are required in the Port of Hamburg. The HPA meets the growing demands of the port with intelligent and innovative solutions. The HPA is responsible for the efficient, resource-conserving and sustainable planning and implementation of infrastructure measures in the port and is the point of contact for all questions relating to water and land infrastructure, the safety and ease of shipping traffic, port railway facilities, real estate management and the economic conditions in the port. To this end, the HPA provides the necessary space and assumes all sovereign tasks and port management services. It markets special, port-specific expertise and also represents Hamburg’s port interests on a national and international level.
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is the largest employer in the port. Founded in 1885 as a Hamburg Freeport Warehouse Company, the company employs around 5,500 people, 3,600 of whom are based in Germany. The core business is container handling and the transport of the steel boxes to the European hinterland. HHLA operates three of the four container terminals in the Port of Hamburg, including the Container Terminal Altenwerder. The plant, which went into operation in 2002, operates largely automatically and is the world’s first zero-emission terminal.