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 2023. 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.

    This corresponds to a stable result (-0.2 percent) compared to the previous year. There were contrasting trends in bulk goods handling, yet the overall volume remained stable at 36.2 million tonnes. The decrease in grabbable cargo (-6.2 percent to 19 million tonnes), primarily due to reduced coal imports, was balanced by rises in liquid cargo (mineral oil products, chemical products, or biodiesel) (+6.6 to 10.6 million tonnes) and suction cargo or agribulk (+8.4 percent to 6.6 million tonnes).

  • Import, in million tons

  • Export, in million tons


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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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