The 2040 Hamburg Port Development Plan



Information in pursuance of Section 5 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG)

Behörde für Wirtschaft und Innovationen (BWI) – Pressestelle

Alter Steinweg 4, 20459 Hamburg

Martin Helfrich, Press Officer

Telefon 040 42841-2239

Concept and design

Tabula Rasa Creation GmbH
Sierichstrasse 36
postal address

22301 Hamburg

Exclusion of liability

This website was created with the greatest possible care. However, the Behörde für Wirtschaft und Innovation (BWI) provides no guarantee for the completeness, correctness or up-to-datedness of the information it contains. Any liability for damage arising, either directly or indirectly, from the use of this website is excluded.

The same applies to links that are directly or indirectly referenced in this website. The BWI has no influence on the layout or content of pages linked to by us. Therefore, we expressly distance ourselves from all content of the web pages of third parties linked to by our site.

The contents of the web pages of the BWI are subject to copyright and other laws for the protection of intellectual property. The contents are intended to provide the user with information and may be saved for this purpose. Further use such as the changing or reproduction, particularly for commercial purposes, requires prior consultation.

Privacy policy

Data privacy

The Behörde für Wirtschaft und Innovation (BWI) takes the protection of your personal information seriously. We would like for you to know when we collect which data and how we use the information. Technical and organisational measures have been taken to ensure that the regulations regarding data protection are adhered to both by us and by our service providers.

1. Who is responsible for handling data, and who can I contact?

The responsibility lies with:
Behörde für Wirtschaft und Innovation (BWI)

Alter Steinweg 4

20459 Hamburg

Telefon 040 42841-0

You can contact our data protection officer at:
data protection officer Behörde für Wirtschaft und Innovation
Alter Steinweg 4

20459 Hamburg


Telefon: 040-42841-0

2. General information

Each use of the Internet involves the transmission of data. Some data, such as your IP address, have to be transmitted to ensure that it is even possible for you to visit the website on a technical level. We require other data so that the website can fulfil its contractual purpose. In the following, we shall particularly explain to you which data we collect, why we process this data and which rights you have.

3. Which data are processed in the system protocol?

The following information is recorded in the website’s log data: IP address of the computer visiting the website (anonymised), authentication fields, data and time of the access, access method and content of the HTML access, and status code of the Web server, as well as information about the browser being used and the operating system of the user’s computer.

4. Use of cookies

To explain to you the use of cookies in a transparent and understandable way, we want to first explain what cookies are:

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small dataset which is placed on the hard drive of your device. This dataset is created by the Web server which you have used to connect to the Internet via your Web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator). It is then sent to you and stored on your hard drive. Thanks to the use of cookies, you can be recognised the next time you visit the website.

Most browsers are currently set up to automatically accept cookies by default. However, you have the possibility to change the settings of your browser so that cookies are automatically rejected or that you have to agree to them being stored. Moreover, you can delete cookies at any time from your system (e.g. Windows Explorer).

The BWI website uses temporary session cookies, a numerical sequence to identify you (ID) during a session. These data are used, for instance, to store the font size you have chosen or forms which you have previously filled in. The session cookie is no longer effective when the Internet browser is closed, and it is automatically deleted.

The following cookies are used on our website:

NSD-accept cookies (storage of the consent to or rejection of cookies) - Duration: Duration of visitSitzungsdauer

5. Use of external Links

Our website contains links to social media channels (e.g. Instagram, Youtube). By clicking on these links you will leave our website and go to another website operated by third parties to which our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy do not apply.

6. Which sources and personal data do we use?

We collect and process no personal data.

7. Adjustments to this privacy policy

In the course of the further development of this website and the implementation of new technologies, changes to this privacy policy could be required. BWI will therefore adjust this privacy policy at irregular intervals. We thus recommend that you read this privacy policy again from time to time.

8. Information on communication in the Internet

Data which is transmitted via this website is encrypted. However, this is not the case when you send emails. As a result, it is possible that your data is intercepted by unauthorised persons. Because BWI cannot currently offer a secure connection or encryption of emails, you should not take the risk of sending emails and, instead, use another form of communication in case of uncertainty. The transmission of data via email takes place explicitly at your own risk.

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1. Scope:

1.1. The following usage conditions govern the use of the website of (

This website is operated by the Behörde für Wirtschaft und Innovation (BWI), Alter Steinweg 4, 20459 Hamburg (hereafter BWI).

1.2. Please read these terms of use carefully before using the website. By using the website, you agree to these terms of use. Use of this website is permitted only on the basis of these terms of use.

2. Liability

2.1. Although the content of this website is provided with the utmost care, BWI does not assume any liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims, as far as no personal injury is concerned, against BWI, caused by the use of faulty and / or incomplete information are excluded, as long as the BWI did not act grossly negligently or deliberately.

2.2. The BWI is entitled at any time to adjust, modify and / or delete the operation of the website in whole or in part. Because of this, the BWI does not guarantee the uninterrupted availability of the website.

2.3. Although the BWI is always trying to keep the site virus-free, the BWI does not guarantee virus-freeness. Prior to downloading information, the user must provide appropriate security and virus scanners for their own protection, as well as to prevent viruses on the website.

2.4. The BWI is as a content provider according to. § 7 Telemediengesetz (TMG) for the "own content", which are provided for use, according to the general laws. These contents are linked to the contents of other providers. The BWI does not check the contents of these foreign links. However, if the BWI discovers or is advised by third parties that the content of the third website or the document to which the BWI has created a civil or criminal liability, the BWI will promptly remove the reference to this offer.

3. Copyright

All contents of this website, in particular logos, video clips, films, photos, texts, trade names and brands, are protected by copyright and performance rights. Users may not reproduce, alter, duplicate, resell or otherwise use any intellectual property or other content on the website for commercial or non-commercial purposes without the prior written consent of BWI or by the proprietor of the rights concerned.

4. Consequences of unauthorized use

Without prejudice to other rights (regardless of whether they are based on law or other regulations), BWI reserves the right to delete user orders and / or prohibit the user from accessing the BWI website if the User violates these Terms of Use contrary.

5. Applicable law and jurisdiction

German law applies to these conditions of use. Jurisdiction is Hamburg, provided the user is a merchant.

6. General information

6.1. Should individual regulations be invalid in whole or in part, this shall not affect the validity of the other regulations.

6.2. If a user is concerned about the security of this website or about copyright or trademark rights, he is obliged to notify the BWI.

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Declaration of accessibility

This declaration relates to the website published under (

As a public domain in accordance with EU guideline 2016/2102, we strive to make all our websites and mobile applications accessible. The website is designed in accordance with the regulations stipulated in the Hamburgisches Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz (HmbBGG - lit. the Hamburg Law for Equal Treatment of Handicapped Persons) as well as the Hamburgische Barrierefreie Informationstechnik-Verordnung (HmbBITVO - lit. the Hamburg Accessible Information Technology Act) in order to implement the EU guideline 2016/2102.

Current status of compatibility with legal guideline requirements

The accessibility requirements result from Section 1 HmbBITVO in conjunction with Section 3 Paragraphs 1 to 4 and Section 4 of the Federal BITV, which was issued on the basis of Section 11 HmbBGG.

On the start page in particular, attention has been paid to maximum accessibility. All important information, such as the port development plan part 1 and part 2, is available as a largely barrier-free PDF including programming for screen reader tools.

Furthermore, in particular the font size, line length, text arrangement, images and contrasts, colors, alternative image descriptions and operability with the keyboard have been optimized to ensure accessibility.

The verification of compliance with the requirements is based on an assessment carried out by Tabula Rasa Creation GmbH in the period from May 9th, 2023 to June 13th, 2023 using the following tools and test centers:

As a result of the review, the website is partially compliant with the aforementioned requirements due to the following inconsistencies and exceptions.

Non-Accessible Content

The content of the startpage listed below is not fully accessible for the following reasons:

· Subpage: vertical text

· Subpage: white lettering on red/orange pattern

· Subpage: animation of the action areas with text on pattern

· Subpage: possibly the measures map

Date of the accessibility statement

This declaration was created on May 10, 2023 and last checked on June 13, 2023.

Conformance Level: WCAG 2.1 Level A

Starting address:

Testing body: Tabula Rasa Creation GmbH

Test date: 06/13/2023

Result: The website is already designed to be easily accessible for all users in many areas. However, the website is not yet BITV-compliant.