Bremen's 12th berth under way
WORK has started on the 12th berth of the container terminal at the German port of Bremerhaven.
The first pile was driven by Bremen's Senator for Ports, Shipping and Foreign Trade, Uwe Beckmeyer.
The new berth will be able to accommodate two container vessels of the latest generation.
By 1998, the container terminal quay will be extended by 700 metres to 3,000 metres.
The back-up area will be extended by 800,000 square metres to 2.4 million sq metres.
'In this way, we will succeed in further strengthening Bremerhaven's position within the competition among the large North Sea ports,' Mr Beckmeyer said.
Investments for the infrastructure and the suprastructure will come to about 700 million deutschemarks (about HK$3.6 billion).