Saturday, November 01, 2014

The Port of Hamburg and Journey North on the River Elbe, Germany - 14th September, 2014 The Port of Hamburg is a port in Hamburg, Germany, on the River Elbe. The harbour is located 110 kilometres from the mouth of the Elbe into the North Sea. It is named Germany's "Gateway to the World" and is the largest port in Germany. In terms of TEU throughput, the port of Hamburg is the third-busiest port in Europe (after the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp) and 15th-largest worldwide. The harbour covers an area of 73.99 km² (64.80 km² usable), of which 43.31 km² (34.12 km²) are land areas. The location is naturally advantaged by a branching Elbe, creating an ideal place for a port complex with warehousing and transshipment facilities. The River Elbe flows through the centre of Hamburg and is the port's lifeline to the North Sea. It is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. It rises in the Krkonoše Mountains of the northern Czech Republic before traversing much of Bohemia (Czech Republic), then Germany and flowing into the North Sea at Cuxhaven, 110 km (68 mi) northwest of Hamburg. Its total length is 1,094 kilometres (680 mi). This film begins in central Hamburg on the Eastern bank of the River Elbe, where footage shows both heavy shipping and much smaller personal and passenger craft. It then focuses on the cruise ship MSC Magnifica, which is ported at Hamburg Cruise Terminal (near Altona). After this the footage is directly taken from the MSC Magnifica, and firstly shows surrounding views of the Port, River Elbe and City of Hamburg. Before the journey North out of Hamburg begins. From here onwards, footage is of the Port, passing shipping including Hapag Lloyd passenger vessels, a paddle steamer, ferries and container ships. Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport is featured, with good views of an Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga, which is parked by one of the hangars. After this footage goes to the wider Elbe, where the city disappears and gives way to rural and agricultural land as the sun begins to set in the distance. The film ends at night as the MSC Magnifica approaches the Elbe estuary to enter the North Sea. To read more about the Port of Hamburg, click here: ; To read more about the City of Hamburg, click here: ; To read more about the River Elbe, click here: ; To read more about Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, click here: ; To read more about the Airbus Beluga, click here: ; and To read more about the MSC Magnifica, click here: . If you liked this film there are many more like it on my YouTube channel, which can be found at . Please do check out my channel and subscribe to my videos by clicking the red subscribe button. You can also find my travel films and photography updates on the following: Facebook: please like my Facebook page; WordPress: please follow my blog by clicking the +Follow link; Tumblr: please follow my blog by clicking the +Follow button; Blogger: please follow my blog by bookmarking the page; Google+ just add +stuartmoss ; and You can follow my travels on Twitter @mosstraveltv or by visiting .

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