VIDEO: Hamburg Port Authority started the fairway adaptation of the Elbe

Making the port of Hamburg more accessible - that is the aim of the fairway adjustment. The Elbe fairway between Hamburg and the mouth of the Elbe will be partly deepened and in some places widened. The project consists of several sub-projects. 

The fairway adjustment of the Elbe is one of the most important projects of the Hamburg Port Authority in 2020. A lot needs to be done to ensure that larger ships can continue to come to Hamburg in the future. For the passing box, for example, the fairway will be partly widened. This will change the course of the approaching ships, which will therefore need two new leading lights in future. There are also extensive ecological compensation measures. On Billwerder Island, for example, a shallow water area with islands and tidal creeks will be created for a protected plant species.