HPA and TUI Cruises sign long-term cooperation agreement for shore power

Monday, May 15, 2023 - 12:11 by hamburg

Hamburg Port Authority press release:

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and TUI Cruises have signed a long-term cooperation agreement to supply the ships of the TUI Cruise Group with shore power. The agreement includes all ships of the TUI Cruises brand, such as "Mein Schiff 4" and "Mein Schiff 6" as well as the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises brand such as the "Hanseatic Spirit", the "Nature" and the "Europa 2".

Hamburg's Economics Senator Dr. Melanie Leonhard: “The shore power supply in the port of Hamburg is a role model throughout Europe. It helps us significantly on our way to reducing climate impact if the ships get their electricity from renewable energies on land while they are here. This is a perspective for the entire shipping industry - I am delighted that TUI Cruises is leading the way with us on this path!"

“Thanks to the conclusion of the contract, a significant proportion of cruise ship calls in the Port of Hamburg can now be supplied with shore power. In this way, together with TUI Cruises, we are making a strong contribution to keeping the air clean and avoiding CO2 emissions in the Port of Hamburg,” says Jens Meier, CEO of HPA. The first attempt with shore power supply took place today, May 15th, at the Altona cruise terminal with the "Mein Schiff 4".

"Thanks to the green shore power supply here in Hamburg, we have come a good deal closer to achieving our climate protection goals, i.e. significantly reducing our absolute CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2019," says Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises.

About the Hamburg Port Authority:

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has been operating a future-oriented port management from a single source since 2005 and is active wherever efficiency, safety and profitability are concerned 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-saving and sustainable planning and implementation of infrastructure measures in the port and is the contact for all questions regarding the water and land-side infrastructure, the safety and ease of shipping traffic, the port railway facilities, real estate management and the economic conditions in the harbour. The HPA provides the necessary areas for this and assumes all sovereign tasks and port services. It markets special, port-specific expertise and also represents Hamburg's port interests at national and international level.


Contact: Hamburg Port Authority AöR | Press Office | Phone: +49 40 42847-2300 | E-mail: pressestelle@hpa.hamburg.de
HPA and TUI Cruises sign long-term cooperation agreement for shore power
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