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2024 Meeting - UN/LOCODE Advisory Group

16 April (10:00) - 17 April (18:00) 2024
Hapag-Lloyd AG, Ballindamm 25 Hamburg Germany


he UN/LOCODE Advisory Group organizes its annual meeting to deliberate on key issues and challenges regarding the sustainable maintenance and development of UN/LOCODE and efficiently utilize the limited resources to meet the rising demands of the UN/LOCODE user community.

The UN/LOCODE Advisory Group approved its Programme of Work from 2024 to 2025 and submitted it to the UN/CEFACT Plenary for endorsement to extent its mandate to a period of two years. The new Chair and Vice Chair(s) will be appointed for the UN/LOCODE Advisory Group at its 2024 meeting.

Following the decisions made at the 2023 meeting of the UN/LOCODE Advisory Group, the UN/LOCODE Task Force, led by the Vice-Chair of the UN/LOCODE Advisory Group, was launched in September 2023, aiming to address the maintenance policy issues pending for the further studies and to report on its findings and recommendations at the 2024 meeting of the UN/LOCODE Advisory Group.

Objectives and Target Audience


  • Appoint the Chair and Vice Chair(s) of the Advisory Group for the new term.
  • Report on the new developments and follow-ups concerning UN/LOCODE since the last meeting.
  • Review and approve recommendations submitted by the UN/LOCODE Task Force.
  • Review and approve a new organigram of the Group in which there are two sub-groups: the UN/LOCODE Maintenance Team to validate Date Maintenance Requests (DMRs), led by Chair or Vice Chair, and the UN/LOCODE Task Force to address maintenance policy issues, led by Vice Chair.
  • Discuss the new issues and key challenges related to UN/LOCODE.
  • Call for hosting the 2025 meeting of the UN/LOCODE Advisory Group

Target Audience:

The UN/LOCODE Advisory Group members, representatives of the UN/LOCODE user community, UN/LOCODE Focal Points, UN/CEFACT experts.

Host, Accommodation and Contact

This meeting will be hosted by Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany.

2024 Meeting - UN/LOCODE Advisory Group hosted by Hapag-Lloyd AG in Hamburg

Meeting Location:

Hapag-Lloyd office with the meeting venue is located at Ballindamm 25, Hamburg. It is centrally located, right at the Binnenalster lake. It is easily reachable by public transport. Nearest train station is Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) which is served by local and long-distance trains and buses.

From Hamburg airport, take the S1 local train direct service to Hauptbahnhof. The Metro (U-Bahn) station Jungfernstieg is also close.
Car parking, as in every big city, is expensive. Hapag-Lloyd does not offer guest parking spaces. The closest car park is: CONTIPARK Europa Passage, enter by car from  Hermannstraße 11. The cost is 36,00 € per day or 12,00 € per day if you register for their P-Card.

Hotels – all in walking distance:

  • Reichshof Hotel Hamburg
    Kirchenallee 34-36, Hamburg
    Hapag-Lloyd special rate of 149 Euro per single room per night including breakfast and including all taxes. This rate is available until 18th March 2024. To book at this rate:
    Email to hotel: [email protected] 
    or phone the hotel for reservation:  +49 40 370.259.666    Mention the keyword: LOCODE
  • Premier Inn Hamburg City Centre 
    Willy-Brandt-Straße 21, 20457 Hamburg
    This hotel offers good rates on their website.
    Note, there are several Premier Inn, make sure to select   Premier Inn Hamburg City Centre   
  • Barceló Hamburg
    Ferdinandstrasse 15, 20095 Hamburg
  •  IntercityHotel Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
    Glockengießerwall 14/15, 20095 Hamburg


For any inquiries or further information, please contact [email protected], UNECE Secretariat.