Representative Office Budapest

The Port of Hamburg – overseas centre for Hungary as logistics hub

  • The excellent connections in hinterland traffic and the well-established logistics chains make the Port of Hamburg in Hungary an attractive market partner. Hungary is a central hub for the distribution of international flows of goods within Europe.

    The favorable geographical location between the countries of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe and the TEN corridors running through Hungary contribute significantly to this. The excellent connections in hinterland traffic and the well-established logistics chains make the Port of Hamburg in Hungary an attractive market partner.

    The most important mode of transport to / from Hungary is the train, there are 24 block trains per week from / to Budapest. Over 85 percent of the goods handled in Hamburg are transported by rail, the proportion of containerized cargo is almost 100 percent. In addition to the Budapest terminals, other important terminals are Dunajska Streda and Kosice in Slovakia.

    The Hungarian economy - like the other countries in the world - unfortunately suffered from the COVID pandemic, a decline of 5.1 percent in 2020 was less than expected and below the EU average of 6.4 percent. Despite everything, the Port of Hamburg was able to book around 110,000 TEU from / to Hungary. According to the latest forecasts, an economic growth of at least 5 percent is expected for 2021.

Activities of the Port of Hamburg representative office in Hungary

  • Since 1992, the staff based in Budapest have been representing the interests of the seaport transport industry in Hamburg and the region in Hungary. The experts have their "ear to the market" and maintain good contacts with numerous companies from industry and trade, the transport and logistics sector as well as with business organizations and political decision-makers in order to provide information on current developments in the Port of Hamburg. The members of the marketing organization, who are regularly supplied with the latest market and industry data for Hungary, also benefit from the continuous establishment and expansion of contacts. Other services for members are, for example, the analysis of potential customers, the organization and preparation of customer visits or events in Hungary.

    Port of Hamburg Marketing usually organizes several events annually in Hungary, including the Port of Hamburg Evening in Budapest - unfortunately this was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the restrictions to the pandemic - although the evening is one of the most popular events in the logistics industry in Hungary. The focus here is on the exchange of market information and contacts between the participants.

    Hopefully, visitor programs in the Port of Hamburg for customers from Hungary can be organized again soon, or delegation trips by Hamburg's business community to Hungary can be accompanied.;

    • Krisztina Kovács

      Krisztina Kovács

      Head of the Representative Office

      +36 1 2662 039


      As head of the Budapest office, it is important for me to raise awareness of the advantages of the Port of Hamburg among Hungarian transport players, informing shippers of its reliability.

    • Zsuzsanna Lőrincz

      Zsuzsanna Lőrincz

      Assistant Representative Office

      +36 1 2662 039


      I make sure that the routine work in the Budapest office runs seamlessly, and I am proud to be able to offer Hungarian customers the breadth and depth of Port of Hamburg services.

      • Address

        Port of Hamburg Marketing

        Representative Office Budapest

        Március 15. tér 1.

        1056 Budapest


        +361 2662039