HHR Shanghai

The Port of Hamburg – China’s European hub for imports and exports

Economic relations between China and Germany have been on the rise in recent decades. Statistics on international commerce show that China was Germany's top trading partner in 2022 for the seventh consecutive year. Many of these goods pass through the Port of Hamburg as a central sea/land hub.

Despite the fact that trade with China is also susceptible to cyclical changes, the proportion of "China cargo" in Hamburg has always remained constant over time at a value of about one third. Thus, the People's Republic consistently ranks first among the top 10 trading partners with the Port of Hamburg.

Activities of HHR Shanghai

The Port of Hamburg Marketing Representative Office in Hamburg's partner city Shanghai serves the interests of the maritime transport sector in Hamburg and forges relationships with Chinese logistics and shipping businesses, organisations, and trade groups. The team of the representative office has excellent contacts not only with the world's largest container port, Shanghai, but also with all other major ports on the Chinese coast and in the hinterland.

The representative office coordinates delegation trips, company visits, events, and trade fairs for Port of Hamburg Marketing member companies that are interested in the Chinese market. It also offers guidance on matters pertaining to business startup, contractual and legal issues, and the search for business contacts.

In addition, when it comes to planning visitor programs around the Port of Hamburg and the ports in the metropolitan area, the representative office serves as the initial point of contact for Chinese businesses.


Pan Hua

Pan Hua

Chief Representative China, Japan & Korea

+86 21 6875 8705

I support our members on all questions arising with China. Facing the challenge of placing Hamburg port operating companies optimally in this complex growth market is a pleasure.


Port of Hamburg Marketing

Representative Office Shanghai

2/F Hamburg House, 399 Baotun Rd.

CN 200011 Shanghai

China, PR

+86 21 5386 0857