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. 
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.
Port of Hamburg Magazine 4.2016
Port of Hamburg Magazine 4.2016
The shipping industry simply does not calm down. The ongoing crisis in the shipping sector is ever present. 
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.

    • Port of Hamburg achieves record result on rail freight transport
    • 15.02.2017
    • 14:47
    • Hinterland
    • Port of Hamburg achieves record result on rail freight transport
    • New Warsteiner container train links NRW with the Port of Hamburg . The 2016 annual results presented by representatives of Port of Hamburg Marketing at the port’s Annual P...
    • Improved East–West services launching in April 2017
    • 15.02.2017
    • 14:41
    • Schifffahrt
    • Improved East–West services launching in April 2017
    • More than 145 direct port pairs – Best transit times.. Thanks to a slot charter agreement with Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd will be offering an improved service in the East–W...
    • Port of Hamburg resumes growth course
    • 15.02.2017
    • 10:12
    • Wirtschaft
    • Port of Hamburg resumes growth course
    • 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 univ...

Further News

HHLA Slightly Exceeds Forecast Operating Result (EBIT)
Wirtschaft
13.02.2017
08:17
HHLA Slightly Exceeds Forecast Operating Result (EBIT)
Zeaborn Group takes over business operations of Rickmers-Linie and NPC Projects
Schifffahrt
10.02.2017
11:50
Zeaborn Group takes over business operations of Rickmers-Linie and NPC Projects

Latest entries in Media Library

The Port of Hamburg, Outlook for 2017 360° Part 2
10.02.2017
13:34
The Port of Hamburg, Outlook for 2017 360° Part 2
Port of Hamburg Magazine 4.2016
12.12.2016
18:18
Port of Hamburg Magazine 4.2016

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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