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Port Network

In an age of globalization and worldwide networking it is essential to work alongside strong partners. That even applies to Germany's largest seaport. To further expand its position as a powerful and reliable economic centre, the Port of Hamburg maintains close relations with over 20 seaports and inland ports in Germany and beyond its borders. This concept of cooperation is also reflected in numerous port partnerships.


Ports of the region

To face international competition together, the Port of Hamburg practises close cooperation with ports along the Lower Elbe as well as the North Sea and the Baltic. The aim is optimal exploitation of their favourable location, between the North Sea and the Baltic, in terms of transport geography, and to position Northern Germany even more strongly as a port region with joint interests and its own identity. Current cooperative measures include regular exchange between port authorities of data and knowhow on port planning and development, close consultation on industrial settlement and allocation of land, as well as joint marketing designed to highlight the actual locational advantages of the ports involved.

Port of Hamburg: FAQ to Peter Pickhuben

    Frequently asked questions to Peter Pickhuben

  • How does a floating dry dock work?

    First the dock is flooded and submerges enough to allow a ship to sail in. Then the water is pumped out of the tanks and the floating dock rises, lifting the ship out of the water. In this way work can be carried out underneath the ship’s hull.

  • 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 the water level of the Upper Elbe River?

    You can find up-to-date information on water levels here.

  • What does the term “North Range” mean?

    The North Sea ports Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremen and Bremerhaven, and Hamburg make up the North Range.

  • Where can I find information on high tide and low tide times for the river Elbe?

    You can find the current tide calendar here..