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Hamburg Port


People, sea and air – we care!

For the maritime industry worldwide, environmental sustainability has become an important topic not only to meet increasingly strict regulations but also as a means of improving profitability. Significant environmental improvements as well as energy and cost-saving potentials can be achieved by optimising processes, adopting energy-efficient technologies and using renewable energy sources. At the same time, ports and terminals may improve their “green” image by reducing emissions that may lead to an improved corporate image. Fostering energy sustainability can thus be essential for obtaining and strengthening a leadership position for ports.

Despite the increasing importance of improving the energy sustainability in ports, there is currently a high level of uncertainty amongst the terminal operators and port authorities to find the most promising measures to achieve this aim. We therefore assist ports, intermodal terminals and airports in improving both their environmental and economic sustainability and thus achieve a so-called “green transformation”.

Why HPC?

Along our track record of successfully delivered 1,600+ projects spanning six continents, we bring proven methodologies and practical insights in improving operational efficiency and productivity in ports but also deep expertise in sustainability issues. HPC is at the forefront of innovation related to operational and sustainability excellence through the day-to-day experiences gained, also through our parent company’s operations, which are recognised as leading sustainability initiatives. Based on extensive experience in this field, we have been able to support numerous ports and terminals worldwide in establishing a reliable, cost-effective and sustainable mode of operation.

Your benefits

The benefits of adopting sustainable business approaches are manifold and include:

  • A reduction in pollution incidents, reduced clean-up costs
  • Improved compliance with the relevant legislation for environmental requirements and therefore a lower risk of fines for non-compliance
  • Marketing advantages, as minimizing the environmental footprint is an opportunity of attracting more customers, investors and shareholders
  • Improved reputation among customers and in the community
  • Improved profitability through energy-efficient operations, technology and renewable energy sources
  • A higher motivated and more productive workforce

Our approach

We have developed a proven and structured approach to help ports and terminals improve their level of environmental sustainability and thus pave the way for prosperous logistics service provision that is in line with community requirements. To provide a 100% customer satisfaction, we take care that all strategies developed are tailored to our clients’ unique needs and ensure that all solutions offered are based on economic considerations.

Our comprehensive range of environmental sustainability services includes:

  • Elaboration of Oil Spill Contingency Plans and Port Waste Management Plans in accordance with the international MARPOL Convention
  • Preparation of Environmental Impact Studies and Environmental Management Plans (EMPs)
  • Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments in conjunction with other disciplines
  • Identification and evaluation of energy-efficient measures to reduce baseline consumption and emissions


  • Preparation of environmental (e.g. carbon emission or energy) benchmarks as well as carbon footprint analysis
  • Development of comprehensive energy plans and profitability analysis
  • Elaboration of noise or water management plans
  • Supporting ports and terminal operators in building up an Environmental Management System (EMS)

To ensure the high quality of our services, we use sophisticated environmental tools and methods ranging from life-cycle analysis to simulation-based load profile analysis

Our experience

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