Europe's largest rail port
In the Port of Hamburg 45.76 million tons were transported by rail in 2015. This strengthens the hanseatic city's position as leading rail port in Europe. The Port of Hamburg railway has a track network of more than 300 kilometres, which efficiently handles around 200 goods trains with over 5,000 railcars daily. To ensure seamless rail traffic all container terminals have cutting-edge, high-performance handling facilities. Multi-purpose and bulk cargo terminals are also connected to the rail network. Meanwhile more than 100 rail companies operate on the tracks in the Port of Hamburg. They offer a tightly-woven network of wagonload services, shuttle and block train connections throughout the whole of Europe. The Czech Republic, Austria, Poland and Switzerland are some of the most important international destinations for container train connections to and from the Port of Hamburg. The most important German states for transport volume in the German seaport hinterland services are Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, and North Rhine-Westphalia.