Hamburg Port

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Port of Hamburg


Pickhuben 6

+49 40 37709 0

Established in year 1189, the multipurpose Port of Hamburg, situated 130 km from the mouth of the River Elbe, is today the largest harbour in Germany (139 mln tn of freight turnover in 2013). With 9 mln TEU Hamburg is also Europe’s 2nd biggest container port.

Every kind of cargo can be handled in Hamburg. There are four box terminals and more than 30 other facilities, serving heavy-lifts, break-bulk, suction goods, liquids and ro-ro freight. Future development will be chiefly focused on container handling expansion with the aim of increasing the terminals’ total capacity up to 18 mln TEU, all of this to strengthen Hamburg’s hub role for overseas trades as well as feeder traffic to & from other parts of Europe.

With more than 110 liner services liner services, linking directly the harbour with the majority of 1,000 seaports worldwide, the Port of Hamburg offers versatile sea freight opportunities. Hamburg has also the densest network of feeder connections in Northern Europe, serving also as the leading transhipment spot for the entire Baltic Sea region (approx. 160 feeder and short-sea connections to/from Baltic and North Seas). In addition, Port of Hamburg offers top hinterland connections by truck, railway and inland waterway, with dozens of shuttles leaving the harbour every week to destinations all over Europe.


D B ADM Hamburg Aktiengesellschaft - Silo Hamburg
B R C BUSS Ports – Multipurpose Experts
B BUSS Ross Terminal
B R C C. Steinweg Süd-West Terminal
C Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg
D B G.T.H. Getreide Terminal Hamburg
D Hansaport Hafen
C HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA)
C HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai
C HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort
B HHLA Frucht- und Kühlzentrum
D B Kalikai
D B Louis Hagel
L Oiltanking
B Rhenus Midgard
B R C Rhenus Midgard – Dradenauhafen
D B Silo P.Kruse
L Vopak Dupeg Terminals
B C Wallmann Terminal
Total port area: 7,145 ha
Land area: 4,226 ha
Of which rentable sites: 1,820 ha
Water depth: 17 m
Total quay length: 51 km
No. of quays: 286
  2014 2013 YOY 2014/2013
TOTAL 145.7 mln tn 139 mln tn +4.8%
Dry bulk 28.6 mln tn 27.3 mln tn +4.8%
Liquids 14.4 mln tn 14.7 mln tn -2%
General cargo 102.7 mln tn 97 mln tn +5.9%
incl.  Containers 9.73 mln TEU 9.26 mln TEU +5.1%
 Ro-ro 2 mln tn 260 cargo units -
Pax 588.69 thou. 552.46 thou. +6.6%
Ship calls 9.62 thou. 10.03 thou. -4.1%
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