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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.

    • MSC ZOE CHRISTENING IN HAMBURG
    • 02.08.15
    • 09:06
    • Schifffahrt
    • MSC ZOE CHRISTENING IN HAMBURG
    • MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company celebrates the christening of MSC Zoe, the latest in the series of the company’s mega- container ships*, on her maiden call ...
    • HHLA Streamlines Group Structure
    • 31.07.15
    • 14:54
    • Wirtschaft
    • HHLA Streamlines Group Structure
    • Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA), the largest container terminal operator in Hamburg and provider of transport and logistics services, is transferri...
    • The CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER, the CMA CGM Group largest vessel, christened in Hamburg (Germany) in line with the great seafaring tradition
    • 09.07.15
    • 09:24
    • Schifffahrt
    • The CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER, the CMA CGM Group largest vessel, christened in Hamburg (Germany) in line with the great seafaring tradition
    • The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER, the Group’s largest vessel, was christened today in Hamburg, Germany. The christening, in l...

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.

    • Hamburg Cruise Days
    • 10.09.2015
    • Hamburg Cruise Days
    • Hamburg
    • JOC Container Trade Europe Conference
    • 23.09.2015
    • JOC Container Trade Europe Conference
    • Hamburg
    • KPMG’s Global Shipping Conference
    • 03.11.2015
    • KPMG’s Global Shipping Conference
    • Hamburg
    • Tank Storage Germany
    • 25.11.2015
    • Tank Storage Germany
    • Hamburg

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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: