Hectic Days at SMM in Hamburg

As always, it was full steam ahead from the moment the doors opened last Tuesday at SMM (The Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology International Trade Fair Hamburg), the world’s largest shipping trade fair, which took place at Hamburg’s enormous trade fair center. This year the event had over 2,000 exhibitors from about 60 countries and more than 50,000 visitors from all over the world were expected to attend during the show’s four-day run.

This year marked an anniversary for the event’s arrangers. In 1963 the first SMM was held, and since then the trade fair has been staged every other year, which makes this year the 25th time it has taken place.