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Handling figures January - September

Port of Hamburg Magazine 3.2015

The Alternative Inland Waterway Shipping

Port of Hamburg

Around 10,000 ship calls per year, almost 300 berths along a total of 43 kilometres of quay walls for seagoing vessels, more than 1,200 freight trains per week, four state-of-the-art container terminals and around 50 facilities specialized in handling project shipments and bulk cargoes, along with about 7,300 logistics firms within the city limits - these are just a few of the factors making the Port of Hamburg one of the world's most flexible, high-performance universal ports. Last year 145.7 million tons of cargo crossed the quay walls of Germany's largest seaport. That included around 9.7 million standard containers (TEU). Hamburg is accordingly the second largest container port in Europe and consolidated its 15th place on the list of the world's largest container ports.

TOP INFORMATION: The latest news from the port & logistics industry

We keep you posted about the latest traffic reports, throughput trends for Hamburg and ports of the region, along with additional topics on business, logistics, shipping, the hinterland, the environment, personalities and entertainment.

    • Rickmers-Linie successfully completes recertification
    • 26.11.15
    • 13:09
    • Schifffahrt
    • Rickmers-Linie successfully completes recertification
    • Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in worldwide liner services for heavy lifts and project cargoes, has successfully completed audits by DNV GL which took place...
    • Official opening of new deepwater Port of Bronka coming soon
    • 20.11.15
    • 10:23
    • Wirtschaft
    • Official opening of new deepwater Port of Bronka coming soon
    • With the Liebherr LHM 800 mobile port crane installed at the end of September, technical plant and equipment for the first stage of Bronka’s port facilities is...
    • Port of Hamburg reports downturn in seaborne cargo throughput in first nine months
    • 16.11.15
    • 09:38
    • Wirtschaft
    • Port of Hamburg reports downturn in seaborne cargo throughput in first nine months
    • Even Hamburg as Germany’s largest universal port clearly felt the effects of weakness in Chinese foreign trade plus the steep downturn in trade with Russia during t...

SHIPS ON THE MOVE: All expected ship arrivals

The ship arrival lists on this page reveal when the Queen Mary 2, or an especially large ocean-going ship or special vessel, will be coming to Hamburg. You will also find details of which terminals the ships will be berthing at.

PORT AT A GLANCE: Movements in the Port of Hamburg

The port map and the webcams enable you to track all ships currently in the Port of Hamburg. The tide calendar here also provides details of realtime water levels.

SAVE THE DATE: Networking at trade fairs and events

Hamburg is home to all branches of the maritime business - making the Hanseatic City a popular venue for maritime conferences and trade fairs. Our Calendar of Events shows you which industry events will be taking place in the near future.

    • Portfestival
    • 05.05.2016
    • Portfestival
    • Hamburg


Port of Hamburg: FAQ to Peter Pickhuben

    Frequently asked questions to Peter Pickhuben

  • Where can I find information on the water level of the Upper Elbe River?

    You can find up-to-date information on water levels here.

  • Where can I find information on road traffic in the port?

    You can find information on road traffic and the traffic situation in the Port of Hamburg here.

  • Where can I find information on high tide and low tide times for the river Elbe?

    You can find the current tide calendar here.

  • Where and how can I find my container?

    Please contact your freight forwarder if you do not have the data for your container. If you have a container number you can localise your cargo via the Internet. These sites offer connections to tracking systems: