H.D.Cotterell GmbH & Co. KG


H.D. Cotterell has been a family-run warehousing company in the Port of Hamburg for 120 years. A team of more than 65 well skilled, competent and experienced look after the international clientele on approx. 90,000 m² storage area within and outside the Freeport. H.D. Cotterell stores mainly natural commodities such as cocoa, dried fruits, spices and rubber. The core competences are warehousing, forwarding, quality control and customs clearance. As the first independent service provider for the confectionery industry in Germany H.D. Cotterell is melting cocoa liquor since April 2010. H.D. Cotterell provides annual training courses for businessmen / -women in freight forwarding and logistics services and port logistics specialists. Overview of services The company’s aim is to do total service to its customers’ needs and the specific requirements of their goods with their competent team. Three-shift working is the norm to achieve this. Core expertise Warehousing Quality Management Forwarding Customs clearance


General Company Information

ISO Standards

  • ISO 9001

Security norms

  • AEO


Modes of transport (available)

  • Inland waterway vessel

Berth information

No. of quays1
Max depth4.5 m

Heavy Lift / Break Bulk / RoRo

Cargo types
  • Break Bulk

Transport systems / handling equipment



Stacker capacity

8 t


Storage systems

  • Pallet storage
  • Ramp storage

Fire protection systems

  • Fire sprinkling system
  • Fire protection wall
  • Smoke alarm


120000 sqm
Warehousing space120000 m²


Consumer goods

  • Carpets
  • Clothes
  • Furniture
  • Non Food


  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Dried fruit
  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Spices
  • Sugar
  • Tobacco


Custom Services

  • Import and Export clearance
  • Fiscal representation

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