Hamburg Airport -Irritating gas affects 68 passengers


 Hamburg Airport evacuated after toxin gas scare

Passengers at Hamburg Airport were evacuated after 68 people had been injured by as of yet unknown hazardous material that had spread through the airport’s air-conditioning. 

Fire services rule out terrorist attack after toxin, believed to be pepper spray, leads to air traffic shutdown of more than an hour,

A small gas cartridge was found in a trash can in the security-area, suggesting […] Continue Reading…

2017 Rostock Cruise Season expects 192 Calls

Rostock Expects 192 Call Cruise Season
According to the ‘Cruise Industry News’ the North German port of Rostock/Warnemunde is expecting up to  190 vessel calls in the following  Cruise Season. 

“The year starts for the port on April 27 with the AIDAdiva, and there are five first-time calls including the Columbus, MSC Magnifica, Norwegian Getaway, Seven Seas Explorer and Viking Sky. AIDA will homeport the AIDAdiva and […] Continue Reading…

Iranian Containership ‘MV SEVGI’ makes first call in Hamburg

Hamburg Harbour – foto Wikipedia – Alexander Blum (Orator (talk))

On May 17, the Iranian Container ship, the MV SEVGI made its first call to Hamburg port, part of IRISL’s new general cargo service, which will call monthly at Hamburg as the only port in Germany, transporting conventional general cargo in addition to containers.

The maritime fleet of the Iran’s national shipping company -IRISL Group- comprises 115 ocean-going vessels, with the total capacity of 3.3 million tons deadweight/DWT.

Hamburg […] Continue Reading…

Containership ‘CSCL Indian Ocean’ freed from Grounding

Container Cargo ship  ‘CSCL  Indian Ocean’  freed from Grounding on Elbe River
The stranded Container Cargo ship in the River Elbe, which grounded on the 4th of February, the MV ‘CSCL  Indian Ocean’ has now been refloated and is presently undergoing under-water inspection in Hamburg for possible damage.

The grounding of this very large  containership which had  caused backup, congestion and delays of the very busy shipping traffic on the Elbe river, was successfully refloated […] Continue Reading…

Container Cargo ship ‘CSCL Indian Ocean’ grounded by Hamburg

Container Cargo ship  ‘CSCL  Indian Ocean’ grounded
The stranded Container Cargo ship in the River Elbe, which grounded on the 4th of February, is the MV ‘CSCL  Indian Ocean’ – a 400 meter long  containership owned by ‘China Shipping Group Co’.

The grounding of this very large  containership has caused backup, congestion and delays of the very busy shipping traffic on the Elbe river. The delays are creating logistical delays and head-aches for suppliers and importers.

According […] Continue Reading…

Cargo ship hits Ems Bridge near Papenburg – severe damage

Cargo ship hits Ems Bridge  – severe damage
After its departure from the North German port of Papenburg yesterday in the early evening, around 1800hrs, the general cargo ship mv EMSMOON smashed into the Ems bridge of the Leer-Groningen railway.

Ems vessel traffic was shut to shipping following the accident, but was expected to be reopened by the weekend. Train passengers from and to Groningen Holland, were […] Continue Reading…

Rostock Port and ‘Der Landesverband Hafenwirtschaft’ celebrates 25 years of growth and adapting

The ‘Der Landesverband Hafenwirtschaft’/National Port Association of Germany is celebrating its 25th anniversary today.

When the old DDR was taken up into the Bundesrepublic in 1989, when the wall fell, nothing about business in the former East Germany was certain.

Everything had to be re-established and the many changes were not easy for the former DDR workers who had to learn new work methodes and adapt to the […] Continue Reading…

Friday evening 18th September 1800 hrs – ‘Ensemble für Alte Musik’ at ‘Schloss Ludwigslust’


Ludwiglust, Castle Park  – courtyard in front of  Schloss Ludwigslust in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, close to the border with Brandenburg.
18:00 clock – 18:30 clock: Ludwigslust, Goldener Saal
Vent et Cordes’ – Ensemble für Alte Musik’
Jugendkammerchor des Musikgymnasiums Schwerin
Musical Director – Bernd Spitzbarth
Hofmusik from France and Mecklenburg
HERTEL from: Trio in D minor
            Adagio            Vivace
BOISMORTIER Gaiment from: II Balet de village.
FICK from: Sonata a 3 in A major pour – […] Continue Reading…

Rostock Port – 10% increase in Cargo volumes 1st half of 2015

We have written about the great passenger advances in this years traffic in Rostock  –


VISION STRING QUARTETT, Shostakovich 8th String Quartet , Concert Review by RvP


Concert in Ludwigslust – with a difference!
This was actually two concerts in one – two for the price of one! The concert started at 2000 hrs at the church and then finished at the castle ….at midnight!

First we listened to a wonderful brass concert from the brass ensemble ”EmBRASSment”  from Leipzig, and then walked with lanterns across the park to the castle and then carried on with the VISION […] Continue Reading…