High performance hinterland connections by rail

High performance hinterland connections by rail, inland-waterway vessels and truck

The Port of Hamburg's well-developed hinterland network ensures excellent links to Europe and makes Hamburg a very attractive hub for many companies. Hamburg meets the growing cargo handling volumes and the ever increasing demands on the environment with well-developed infrastructure for rail, inland-waterway vessels and trucks as well as with environmentally-friendly port management. In 2015 a total of around 100.9 million tons was handled in hinterland services of the Port of Hamburg. Approx. 45 percent of the goods were transported by rail, 12 percent by inland-waterway vessel, and 43 percent by truck. For the first time rail has been the most important mode of transport, ahead of trucking.



  • Hafen Hamburg: FAQ an Peter Pickhuben

    Frequently asked questions to Peter Pickhuben

  • How far up is the Elbe River navigable?

    The navigability depends on the current water level. Under favourable circumstances the river Elbe is navigable via the Vltava to Prague.

    You can find current 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 can parking space for lorries be found in the Port of Hamburg area?

    You can find information on parking spaces here.


  • What is the meaning of “Nachtsprung”?

    “Nachtsprung” (night hop”) designates over-night cargo transport. The advantage is the generally more favourable traffic situation at night.