Hamburg Port Alliance brings relief supplies to Odesa

Upon arrival in the Black Sea port, the humanitarian coordination team of the Odesa Military Administration will ensure the distribution of the aid.

Hamburg Port Alliance brings relief supplies to Odesa

The "Hamburg-Odesa Port Bridge" action alliance, consisting of several Hamburg aid organisations, companies and associations, has sent urgently needed relief supplies to Odesa. The recipient is a children's hospital in the Odesa region.

The Port of Hamburg and the Ukrainian Port of Odesa have a long-standing partnership - not least because of the Container Terminal Odesa (CTO), which the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has been operating on the Black Sea for more than 20 years. Several partners have joined forces in the "Hamburg-Odesa Harbour Bridge" alliance to support the people of Odesa and the region affected by the war. The initiators "Der HAFEN HILFT", the Ukrainian Relief Corps, the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the Humanitarian Logistics Organisation (HLO) and Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V. have jointly appealed to their networks for donations.

The funds were swiftly utilized to procure urgently needed relief supplies including medical consumables, food, and medical technology, requested by a children's hospital in the Odesa region. The HHLA is organising the transportation of these materials from Hamburg's Altenwerder Container Terminal to the Ukrainian port city with the help of its European logistics network, including its rail subsidiary Metrans.  

"The past few weeks have shown us once again how much the civilian population in Odesa is suffering as a result of the war. We are therefore pleased to be able to contribute to alleviating the emergency situation. At the same time, we are impressed by the willingness to donate and the efficiency of the network of Hamburg logistics companies. We would like to express our sincere thanks on behalf of all the partners involved," concludes Axel Mattern, CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing.

"Even more than two years after the start of the war, images of violence and destruction from Ukraine continue to shake us every day. HHLA feels a special bond with the Ukraine through its terminal in Odesa. A big thank you therefore goes to all those involved and the many committed employees who have made this further delivery of urgently needed goods possible," says Angela Titzrath, HHLA CEO.

Donations can still be made to the North German-Ukrainian aid organisation with the reference "Port of Hamburg helps Odesa". All necessary information can be found here: