Since 3 April 2023, many 4th grade pupils in Hamburg have once again been out and about in the port, being trained as "Port Scouts". Interest in the tours has continued unabated since the project was launched in 2015: In total, more than 8,600 Hamburg schoolchildren have already enjoyed a visit to the port museum and a tour of the world's first climate-neutral Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). Every year, around 1,000 primary school children take the opportunity to become port experts.
Every week until mid-July, two school classes from different parts of Hamburg will visit the port museum on Mondays and Thursdays and then learn all the important facts about modern and climate-neutral port handling at the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA).
"How do sneakers from Asia get to our children's rooms or bananas from Central America to our supermarkets? With the Port Scouts educational project, HHLA is pursuing the goal of teaching schoolchildren the outstanding importance of ports for the global transport of goods. During the tour, the boys and girls learn about the route from production in the Far East to transhipment in the port and finally to sale in the shops," says Ines Booleke, project manager in HHLA's Corporate Communications.
HHLA launched the "Port Scout" project in 2015 together with the Hamburg Port Museum and the State Institute for Teacher Training and School Development. Since then, it has been an important component of HHLA's sustainability strategy and part of the company's social commitment.