For many years the Port of Hamburg has been the leader in handling overseas imports/exports to and from Baden-Württemberg. For the region’s heavily export-orientated economy, geographical proximity and the excellent transport links between Germany’s largest seaport and manufacturing sites are of special importance. These factors contribute decisively to the state’s successful economy, which takes second place on a national comparison. International, well positioned medium-sized enterprises, the historically rooted variety of industries, a high readiness to innovate and invest, as well as a services sector more developed than the norm, ensure thriving trade. The Port of Hamburg profits from this as Baden-Württemberg‘s main shipment port.
Since 2004 the Port of Hamburg representative office in Munich maintains the market region Baden-Württemberg. The Port of Hamburg has been present in the Bavarian capital with an own office since 1961 to build up and cultivate contacts with companies, trade associations, institutions and public authorities. The representative office is also responsible for the market regions Bavaria and Switzerland.