Port of Hamburg

PORT OF HAMBURG: Welcome to the official website of Germany's biggest seaport

Around 9,000 ship calls per year, almost 300 berths and a total of 43 kilometers of quay for seagoing vessels, more than 1,900 freight trains per week, four state-of-the-art container terminals, three cruise terminals and around 50 facilities specialized in handling roro and breakbulk and all kinds of bulk cargoes, along with about 7,300 logistics companies within the city limits – these are just a few of the factors making the Port of Hamburg to one of the world's most flexible, high-performance universal ports. 137.8 million tons of cargo crossed the quay walls of Germany's largest seaport in 2015. That included around 8.8 million standard containers (TEU). Hamburg is accordingly the third largest container port in Europe and in the 18th place on the list of the world's largest container ports.


Hot topics

Press conference 2017
Press conference 2017
Container throughput achieves 1.0 percent advance in 2016/ Setting a record result for seaport-hinterland rail transport with 2.4 million TEU - In 2016 Germany’s largest universal port achieved a turnaround in seaborne cargo throughput, reaching a total 138.2 million tons in the general and bulk cargo segments. ‘Seaborne cargo throughput in the Port of Hamburg again developed upwards with an increase of 0.3 percent. 
Port of Hamburg Magazine 1.2017
Port of Hamburg Magazine 1.2017
The Port of Hamburg is the city’s top employer. 130,000 people work directly or indirectly in, or for, the port – which is almost 11 percent of all jobs in the Hanseatic City. 
Adjustment of the navigation channel on the Lower and Outer Elbe
Adjustment of the navigation channel on the Lower and Outer Elbe
On 9 February 2017 the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig announced the decision in the procedure concerning the fairway adjustment of the river Elbe.
828th Hamburg Port Anniversary
828th Hamburg Port Anniversary
“Cast off!” – Hamburg celebrates the world’s greatest port festival every May. The next festival will take place from 5 to 7 May 2017. Find information and pictures and stay up to date.
Cruise Ships 2017
Cruise Ships 2017
Cruise sailing shedule online! Port of Hamburg expect to nearby 200 arrivals and about 800,000 passengers in the 2017 season.
Port of Hamburg Press Conference
Port of Hamburg Press Conference
At 104.9 million tons, total seaborne cargo throughput for the first three quarters of 2016, covering general and bulk cargo segments, was 0.3 percent up on the previous year. 
         

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.

    • Rüdiger Grube to succeed Peer Witten as Chairman of HHLA’s Supervisory Board
    • 24.03.2017
    • 15:34
    • Personalien
    • Rüdiger Grube to succeed Peer Witten as Chairman of HHLA’s Supervisory Board
    • At the Annual General Meeting, the Supervisory Board of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) will propose the appointment of Dr. Rüdiger Grube as the new Chairman of the Su...
    • Deutsche Bahn firmly back in the black
    • 24.03.2017
    • 08:45
    • Wirtschaft
    • Deutsche Bahn firmly back in the black
    • Record long distance passenger numbers • EBIT up 10.6% to EUR 1.95 billion • New record in train path kilometers on the German rail network • Further growth at DB Arriva...
    • Rhenus takes a 40 percent shareholding in the ARKON Shipping Group – and a joint investment company is established
    • 23.03.2017
    • 13:08
    • Schifffahrt
    • Rhenus takes a 40 percent shareholding in the ARKON Shipping Group – and a joint investment company is established
    • The Rhenus Group took a shareholding in ARKON Shipping GmbH & Co. KG on 21 March in the form of a 40 percent increase in share capital. The shipping company, which was establi...

Further News

Double Christening at Überseebrücke – the HPA completes its Ice Breaker Fleet Modernis...
Schifffahrt
22.03.2017
13:45
Double Christening at Überseebrücke – the HPA completes its Ice Breaker Fleet Modernis...
Roland Umschlag publishes schedule for new container shuttle between Wilhelmshaven and Ham...
Hinterland
16.03.2017
13:39
Roland Umschlag publishes schedule for new container shuttle between Wilhelmshaven and Ham...

Latest entries in Media Library

Hamburg creates space for container giants – Last pile removed
01.03.2017
16:30
Hamburg creates space for container giants – Last pile removed
Port of Hamburg Magazine 1.2017
14.03.2017
14:33
Port of Hamburg Magazine 1.2017

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.

    • 828th Hamburg Port Anniversary
    • 05.05.2017
    • 828th Hamburg Port Anniversary
    • Hamburg
    • transport logisitic
    • 09.05.2017
    • transport logisitic
    • München
    • Multimodal 2017: Bridge between Europe and Asia
    • 01.06.2017
    • Multimodal 2017: Bridge between Europe and Asia
    • Hamburg

Peter Pickhuben

I’m in the tenth generation of port seagulls. I can tell you first hand everything that happens in and around the Port of Hamburg - the trivia, the odd and the anecdotes.


Latest entries on Peter's pinboard
13.01.17 09:55
Peter‘s Review: Where the Elbphilharmonie is now
On 11th and 12th January 2017 it was finally time. The Elbphilharmonie, the new Hamburg landmark, finally opened its doors. But ...
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28.12.16 11:29
Peter’s Top Tipp: Fast Track to Capitan
Did you ever wanted to know how it feels to steer a 50.000 GT container ship on the river Elbe? In the International Maritime ...
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29.11.16 09:50
To Peter’s surprise: The oldest Christmas Greetings come from North Germany
Now who would have thought that? The oldest radio programme in the world still running really did originate here in North ...
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    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 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:

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