Bulk Cargo Handling

  • The goods handled as bulk cargo in maritime transport, such as ore, coal, building materials, grain, fertilisers or mineral oil products, reached a total volume of 36.2 million tonnes in the Port of Hamburg in 2022. This corresponds to a decline of 8.9 percent compared to the previous year, which can be directly and indirectly attributed to stricter sanctions against Russia.

    The decline is visible in all three sub-sectors in bulk cargo handling. The area with the highest throughput, grab cargo, fell by 6.3 per cent to 20.2 million tonnes. Liquid cargo such as mineral oil products, biodiesel or chemical products form the second strongest sub-segment in the Port of Hamburg. They recorded a minus of 15.2 per cent to 10.0 million tonnes in 2022. The third sub-segment is the handling of suction cargo or agribulk. In this area, 6.0 million tonnes were registered in Hamburg (-6.0 per cent).

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    • Christian Ulken

      Christian Ulken

      Market Research Manager, Port

      +49 40 37709 117


      I analyze the port stage of the transport chain, compiling monthly market research reports for our members. To have my finger directly on the pulse of the Port of Hamburg is my motivation.

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