Hamburg expands presence through CIIE role
Hamburger Hafen and Logistik AG (HHLA), Hamburg’s biggest port handling and logistics firm, expects its presence at the expo to enhance its ties with China.
The firm came, together with the Port of Hamburg Marketing, the marketing arm of the Port of Hamburg, to present its role as Europe’s largest railway port.
“China is already the biggest trading country with the port,” said Thomas Lütje, managing director of HHLA Container Sales. “We have a good presence here at the CIIE, which enables us to meet and communicate with more world-level business partners and expand Hamburg’s market position in China.”
He added that the expo is a huge global platform connecting many stakeholders in the value chain of its businesses.
“You can come across suppliers of different goods, manufacturers in different industries and government officials from different countries here at the expo,” said Lütje. “It creates so much space for imagination!”
Hamburg and China have been trading partners since the 18th century. Almost one in three of containers has their origin or destination in China last year.