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Hamburg Port


Join HPC’s comprehensive team of experts and hear about interesting topics at the TOC

Learn more about the sessions and topics Nils Kemme, Jennifer Sommer, Stefan Wiech and Alexis Pangalos will moderate and present.




In addition, HPC will be represented by the following experts who look forward to many interesting encounters!

  • Danai Antonopoulou, Senior IT Consultant
  • Pablo Bowen, Senior IT Consultant
  • Pascal Brockmann, Senior IT Consultant
  • Sven Daniels, Partner & Director IT
  • Carsten Eckert, Senior Simulation Consultant
  • Ehab Habib, Senior IT Consultant
  • Dr. Felix Kasiske, Managing Director & Partner
  • Dennis Kögeböhn, Partner - Terminal Planning & Logistics
  • Sahar Lemanczyk, Senior IT Consultant
  • Torsten Neubert, Senior IT Consultant
  • André Martin Nielsen, Senior IT & Shipping Consultant
  • Sarah Osman, Engineering Consultant
  • Olaf Schulz, Senior Engineering Consultant 
  • Jan Niklas Sikorra, Senior IT Consultant
  • Arthur Touzot, Senior IT & Shipping Consultant
  • Sarah Voss, Senior IT Consultant


Assessment of economic benefits of Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport

Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport is located in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. It serves the air transport demand of several surrounding cities (e.g. Bielefeld, Gütersloh, Paderborn and Soest) and counts 700,000 passengers as well as 42,000 aircraft movements per year. The airport is also home base of important aviation industry companies and suppliers, including aircraft maintenance companies, business aviation operators, and flying schools for commercial pilots. The airport is owned by public shareholders who assure its financing.

Our Challenge

The airport company, its shareholders, and three regional Chambers of Commerce contracted HPC to deliver a comprehensive documentation of the economic effects of the airport for the region. HPC is closely cooperating with the client to illustrate these economic effects as well as to document related catalytic benefits. In doing so, we are dealing with the following questions: What is the impact of the improved accessibility the airport provides to the adjacent regions? Can competition between the surrounding regions for e.g. investments improve the attractiveness of the airport’s catchment area?

Benefit to the Client

By calculating the direct, indirect and induced economic effects of the companies based at the airport, we are preparing a very detailed data basis for our client. In this way, he can create transparency for the public, e.g. on the number of jobs, the level of wages and salaries or the economic consequences.



HPC supports the successful use of funding programmes

There are numerous national and international funding programs in the field of logistics that support the development of IT innovations, environmentally friendly transport solutions or even new energy management systems.

For many logistics companies and transport infrastructure operators, access to the various funding programs is very time-consuming when they deal with them for the first time. The application procedure itself, but also subsequent project administration will be a challenging task for any potential applicant so that some good project idea may not be realized in the end.

Project Objective

With many years of experience and numerous successful applications, we have the expertise to take this job from our customers. With our qualified support, they will still be able to get the necessary co-financing for their future-oriented investments and research projects.

Our Service - Your Advantage

We support our customers with various national programs funding combined transport, the increase of energy efficiency or the use of electro-mobility. At European level, we offer the same service, e.g. for funding applications related to the development of transport infrastructure, research projects or transnational cooperation projects between public administrations of transport infrastructures.

In case the funding programme decides in favour of the proposed project, the applicant will save additional expenses: With quotas of 50-80%, the provided funding will cover the costs for both preparing the application and subsequent project administration.

In April, we have created and submitted four project sketches under BMVI’s program "IHATEC Innovative Port Technologies" for our parent company HHLA Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG. The IHATEC programme accompanies HHLA's and other German port managements’ innovation efforts and supports research projects. The focus is on introducing product innovations and new port technologies and driving better use of IT in ports and logistics chains.

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What Constrains Southern African Countries from Further Improving their Supply Chain Performance?

Our colleague, Dr Stephan Hofmann addresses this question in Issue 1 (2019) of the Journal for Mobility and Transport of DVWG - German Transport Science Society (see page 29, available in German only). You may also have a look into his complete thesis (in English) dealing with the same topic in more detail.

The majority of southern African countries are well below their supply chain potential. At the same time, the general population's economic development is low in many countries.

Objective & Approach

The project's objective was to identify bottlenecks in supply chain performance and to evaluate measures to increase supply chain performance and economic development in selected Southern African countries. Apart from economic and political factors, Stephan's approach also considers cultural, technical and organisational issues. Learn more.



HPC successfully completed yard optimisation and simulation study for Chilean Puerto Central

With the presentation of the most promising simulation results to PCE by HPC's Head of Simulation, Dr. Nils Kemme and Terminal Optimisation Specialist, Pascal Brockmann, we completed our yard optimization and simulation study to the full satisfaction of Puerto Central.

Approach & Benefits

Our study provided PCE a substantial insight into future-proof multi-purpose operation, which opens the door to advanced container operations without affecting bulk and RoRo operations. In particular, HPC developed specific operational optimisation options such as enhanced cargo stacking strategies, allocation patterns of RTG and reallocation of terminal areas for container stacking, eventually leading to improved traffic flows, equipment productivities and safety. These options were tested by means of simulation, paying attention to different traffic volume forecasts and harmonised cargo operations. Following this approach, HPC identified the most auspicious optimisation options, which are proven to help PCE in achieving high gains both in terminal performance during peak situations and in capacity:

  • Quayside productivity increase of nearly 20% without adding additional yard handling equipment
  • Capacity increase of more than 40% by optimising existing operations and reallocating available yard areas
  • Ensuring current service levels at the gate for external container trucks despite significantly increased traffic volumes

In this regard, HPC advised PCE on the sequence of options' implementation. As of now, PCE has already started the first phase.



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