Container Handling

    For years now, container handling has been the dominant segment at the Port of Hamburg. HHLA's container terminals Altenwerder, Burchardkai and Tollerort as well as the Eurogate terminal clearly show how important container handling has become for the port. At just under 87 million tonnes, containerised cargo will account for around 70 per cent of the total throughput in 2020. The share of containerised cargo in total general cargo handling (the so-called containerisation rate) is now almost 99 percent at the Port of Hamburg. The remaining share in the general cargo sector is accounted for by the handling of conventional general cargo. Container throughput amounted to over 8.5 million TEU (20-foot standard containers) in Hamburg in the crisis year 2020.


    The more value-added loaded containers accounted for more than 88 per cent of container handling in Hamburg, a top figure among the North Range ports. This leaves a corresponding 12 per cent share of empty equipment routed via Hamburg. In 2020, a total of 988,000 TEU were handled empty. In addition to the empty container depots available on site, Hamburg's close-meshed and high-frequency intermodal connections are also an advantage for the distribution of empty container equipment to the locations with corresponding demand

  • Container Handling total, 1990 - 2020, in million TEU

  • Container full and empty, 1990 - 2020, in million TEU

More from the category: Statistics

  • Seaborne Cargo Handling

    Seaborne Cargo Handling

    The seaborne cargo handling figures represent all imported and exported seaborne cargo. The total throughput of the the port

  • Container Handling

    Container Handling

    For years now, container handling has been the dominant segment at the Port of Hamburg. HHLA's container terminals Altenwerder, Burchardkai

  • Bulk Cargo Handling

    Bulk Cargo Handling

    The goods handled as bulk cargo in maritime transport, such as ore, coal, building materials, grain, fertilisers or mineral oil products

  • Conventional general cargo

    Conventional general cargo

    The handling of conventional general cargo (incl. RoRo) is a specialised handling area with correspondingly high added value in the port

  • Modal-Split in Container Traffic

    Modal-Split in Container Traffic

    Sea and hinterland transports are closely linked. As Europe's largest railway port, the Port of Hamburg plays its trump card here.

  • Container Handling by Trade Areas

    Container Handling by Trade Areas

    Worldwide shipping connections and the global flow of goods bring container traffic to Hamburg.

  • Top 10 Trading Partners in Seaborne Container Traffic 2020

    Top 10 Trading Partners, Container

    The top 10 trading partners account for around 61 per cent of total container throughput in Hamburg. China and the USA occupy

  • Top 20 Container Ports

    Top World Container Ports

    Top World Container Ports according to handled TEU

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