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Port of Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg is a sea port on the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, 110 kilometres from its mouth on the North Sea. It's Germany's largest port and is named the country's "Gateway to the World". In terms of TEU throughput, Hamburg is the third-busiest port in 15th-largest worldwide. In 2014, 9.73 million TEUs were handled in Hamburg. The port covers an area of 73.99 km ². The location is advantaged by a branching Elbe, creating an ideal place for a port complex with warehousing and transshipment facilities; the extensive free port was established. It enabled duty-free storing of imported goods and importing of materials which were processed, re-packaged, used in manufacturing and re-exported without incurring customs duties; the free port was abandoned in 2013. The port is as old as the history of Hamburg itself. Founded on 7 May 1189 by Frederick I for its strategic location, it has been Central Europe's main port for centuries and enabled Hamburg to develop early into a leading city of trade with a rich and proud bourgeoisie.

During the age of the Hanseatic League from the 13th to 16th century, Hamburg was considered second only to the port and city of Lübeck in terms of its position as a central trading node for sea-borne trade. With discovery of the Americas and the emerging transatlantic trade, Hamburg exceeded all other German ports. During the second half of the 19th century, Hamburg became Central Europe's main hub for transatlantic passenger and freight travel, from 1871 onward it was Germany's principal port of trade. In her time the Hamburg America Line was the largest shipping company in the world. Since 1888, the HADAG runs a scheduled ferry service across various parts of the Elbe; the Free Port, established on 15 October 1888, enabled traders to ship and store goods without going through customs and further enhanced Hamburg's position in sea trade with neighbouring countries. The Moldauhafen has a similar arrangement, though related to the Czech Republic exclusively; the Speicherstadt, one of Hamburg's architectural icons today, is a large wharf area of 350,000 m² floor area on the northern shore of the river, built in the 1880s as part of the free port and to cope with the growing quantity of goods stored in the port.

Hamburg shipyards lost fleets twice after World War I and World War II, during the partition of Germany between 1945 and 1990, the Port of Hamburg lost much of its hinterland and many of its trading connections. However, since German reunification, the fall of the Iron Curtain and European enlargement, Hamburg has made substantial ground as one of Europe's prime logistics centres and as one of the world's largest and busiest sea ports. Deepening of the river Elbe for large vessels is controversial for ecological reasons. In part due to cooperation with Lower Saxony and Bremen to build a new container port in the deep waters of Jadebusen in Wilhelmshaven, Hamburg withdrew from this plan after a change of government in 2001. Hamburg is a major cruise destination and one of Europe's largest ports of call for cruise passengers traveling the Atlantic, or the Norwegian and Baltic Seas; the port is a major location for shipbuilder and shipyards, designing and reconditioning yachts and cruise liners.

Hamburg has three passenger terminals for cruise ships: Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity, the Hamburg Cruise Center Altona and the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder, all three capable of processing the world's largest cruise ships. The Port of Hamburg is one of Hamburg's largest attractions, both as a living and logistic center but as a backdrop for modern culture and the port's history. Among these are various museum ships, musical theaters, bars and hotels - and a floating boat church; the annual celebration of the port's birthday during the first weekend of May is one of Hamburg's biggest public events. National and international visitors come to experience the festivities. Tugboats perform "ballets", old galleons and new cruise ships are open for tours, fireworks explode at night. Tour guides on boat tours in the port are called he lüchts after an used call of dock workers when they overheard the stories told to tourists. BallinStadt Elbe 17 Port of Hamburg Website Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Port of Hamburg: Facts and outlook HafenCity Website The Elbe Philharmonic Hall Currently under construction in the HafenCity Arts in the HafenCity Ship Movements, Photos & Videos from Hamburg

Catherine Nay

Catherine Nay is a French political columnist and commentator. After she attended primary and secondary schools in Périgueux, Nay started studying law but dropped in license year to become a journalist. In 1968, at the age of 25, she was hired by the political service of the newspaper L'Express led by Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, where she covered right-wing politics. From 1975, Nay made a major part of her career at radio station Europe 1. In 2005, she became an advisor to Europe 1's chairman Jean-Pierre Elkabbach. In 2008–9, she appeared several times in Le Grand Journal as a political commentator along with Alain Duhamel, Philippe Val and Jean-Michel Aphatie. Since 2007, Nay has appeared in Les grandes voix d'Europe 1 on Saturdays. Since 2011, she has been a cast member of Il n'y en a pas deux comme Elle hosted by Marion Ruggieri on Europe 1. In April 2012, she was a jury member of Qui veut devenir président? Broadcast by France 4. Upon the commemoration of the May 1958 and May 1968 events, Nay's first documentary film was broadcast by France 3 in prime time at the end of May 2018.

For a long time Nay lived with politician and Elf Aquitaine's former leader Albin Chalandon, whom she had met at the political convention of the UNR party. Nay was made an Officier of the National Order of Merit. La Double Méprise. Paris: Grasset. 1980. ISBN 978-2-246-25241-2. Le Noir et le Rouge, ou l'Histoire d'une ambition. Paris: Grasset. 1984. ISBN 978-2-246-28191-7. Les Sept Mitterrand, ou les Métamorphoses d'un septennat. Paris: Grasset. 1987. ISBN 978-2-246-36291-3. Le Dauphin et le Régent. Paris: Grasset. 1994. ISBN 978-2-246-47171-4. Un pouvoir nommé désir. Paris: Grasset. 2007. ISBN 978-2-246-68001-7. L'Impétueux: Tourments, crises et tempêtes. Paris: Grasset. 2012. ISBN 978-2-246-79010-5

Hustle Kings

Hustle Kings is a pool video game by British developer VooFoo Studios for the PlayStation 3. It was released on the PlayStation Store in Europe on 22 December 2009 and in North America on 28 January 2010; the game features a career mode as well as various trick tournament modes. The game features online play allowing the user to compete against other players over the PlayStation Network. Hustle Kings is available for the PlayStation Vita portable gaming system. Hustle Kings allows the user to play their external music from the PlayStation 3 hard drive during gameplay, it utilises the PlayStation 3's implementation of the YouTube API, allowing users to record video of their gameplay and upload it to the video-sharing website from within the game. Hustle Kings has been confirmed to support PlayStation Move as an input method. On 11 August 2014, it was announced that Hustle Kings will be coming to the PlayStation 4 in the form of a free-to-play release. On 18 March 2015, Hustle Kings released for the PlayStation 4 in Europe and in North America on 9 June 2015.

A port of Hustle Kings titled'Hustle Kings VR' was released with the PlayStation VR headset for the PlayStation 4 on October 13. The Hustle Kings: Snooker Pack add-on module was released 8 June 2010; the pack provided both single - and multi-player. The VooFoo Studios website