COSCO and CSCL are considering relocating from Hamburg to JadeWeserPort near Wilhelmshaven because of capacity constraints. JadeWeserPort has struggled to win business since opening in December 2012. In contrast, seaborne cargo throughput at the port of Hamburg exceeded 110 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2014, setting a new record. Container handling, which dominates in Hamburg, also achieved a record mark of 7.4 million TEU, an increase of 6.4%.

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