10. May 2018 - 13. May 2018

Event Information

Every year, against the backdrop of the Port of Hamburg, numerous maritime, cultural and culinary offerings lure swarms of visitors from all over the world to the fabled Hanseatic City.
The Opening Parade with sailing ships and watercraft small and large, old and new, as well as the Hamburg Tug Ballet, are just a couple of highlights at the world’s largest port party.

Quayside stroll offers fun, shows and music 

Whether on the vibrant waterfront between Baumwall and St. Pauli Landing Stages, in HafenCity, at the fish market or Oevelgönne Museum Harbour, a host of attractions await the visitor: Fairground rides, food and drink galore, maritime flea markets, painting and other exhibitions, non-stop live music and other acts.

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  • Info Container Port of Hamburg

  • Port job opportunities

    Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) will join local companies at the Port Birthday between 10 and 13 May 2018 with a genuine 40-ft container presenting a host of career opportunities in and around the Port of Hamburg. Innovative technology and processes networked worldwide help shape a large variety of career profiles that promise interesting work. Interested students from schools and universities, trainees and lateral entrants will find port sector contacts available daily to answer questions on career prospects and working in the port.
  • 50 years of container handling

    In May 1968 the ‘American Lancer’ was the first containership to call in the Hanseatic City. This was the starting signal for a new age, shaping transition in the Port of Hamburg as has barely any other event. Against this background, during the Port Birthday display panels and films in our 20-ft container will provide a fascinating glimpse of the exciting advance of containerization in the Port of Hamburg that first made world trade, in its present form, possible at all.
  • Venue & Opening hours

    Thursday, May 10th, 2018, 10:00 – 18:00
    Friday, May 11th, 2018 von 10:00 – 18:00
    Saturday, May 12th, 2018, 10:00 – 18:00
    Sunday, May 13th, 2018, 10:00 – 18:00
    • Foto Gallery: 829th Hamburg Port Anniversary
    • Foto Gallery: 829th Hamburg Port Anniversary