Hamburg Port Maintains Critical Services

(Europe) Germany Closes Borders

The Hamburg Port Authority said that, while the German government is closing its borders to slow the coronavirus outbreak, it is implementing measures to ensure key economic and logistical hubs stay open.

“As always, all arriving ships must submit a Maritime Health Declaration (MDH) at least 24 hours before calling at the port with information on whether there is any disease or indications of disease on board. If there are indications of disease, then the ship is inspected by Hamburg Port Health Center before entering the Port of Hamburg,” a Hamburg Port Authority spokesperson said.

The port is Germany’s largest universal port and Europe’s leading rail port. It is part of the country’s largest continuous industrial area, and ranks the U.S. as its second-strongest market after China.
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