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

Adjustment of the navigation channel on the Lower and Outer Elbe
Adjustment of the navigation channel on the Lower and Outer Elbe
At the end of December 2016 the Higher Administrative Court in Leipzig has resumed proceedings in the case concerning the dredging of the navigation channel on the River Elbe. The court's decision is expected to be announced on 9 February 2017. Against this background, Port of Hamburg Marketing has assembled comprehensive information material relating to the topic.
Port of Hamburg Magazine 4.2016
Port of Hamburg Magazine 4.2016
Die 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.

    • Hapag-Lloyd holds naming ceremony for second 10,500 TEU ship
    • 23.01.2017
    • 14:10
    • Schifffahrt
    • Hapag-Lloyd holds naming ceremony for second 10,500 TEU ship
    • “Cartagena Express” deployed into service in South Korea / Three of five ordered 10,500 TEU-class newbuildings already sailing / German flag / Ideal ship type...
    • A Changing Port: International Ideas Competition for Steinwerder-Süd
    • 17.01.2017
    • 14:13
    • Wirtschaft
    • A Changing Port: International Ideas Competition for Steinwerder-Süd
    • The future of the port area Steinwerder-Süd starts today with an internationally advertised ideas competition. The HPA is planning to develop the 42 hectare-sized ar...
    • CMA CGM sets up in Singapore its Navigation and Port Operations Center
    • 17.01.2017
    • 09:13
    • Schifffahrt
    • CMA CGM sets up in Singapore its Navigation and Port Operations Center
    • A state-of-the-art facility to ensure the safety of the Group’s seafarers, fleet and customers’ cargo as well as route optimization.CMA CGM Group, a leading w...

Further News

Online Now! Media Data for Port of Hamburg Handbook and Liner Services Directory
Wirtschaft
06.01.2017
16:19
Online Now! Media Data for Port of Hamburg Handbook and Liner Services Directory
Hansa Heavy Lift vessel sails open hatch through the Northern Sea Route to deliver giant cranes
Schifffahrt
05.01.2017
15:43
Hansa Heavy Lift vessel sails open hatch through the Northern Sea Route to deliver giant cranes

Latest entries in Media Library

Christmas special to Santa Claus
07.12.2016
09:37
Christmas special to Santa Claus
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

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
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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21.11.16 12:27
Peter updates: Who is this Max actually?
PanMax, SuezMax, NOK Max! Who actually is this Max? It might really be better to ask: What is Max? Because in this case, these ...
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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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