The seaborne cargo handling figures represent all imported and exported seaborne cargo. The total throughput of the the port, however, ist he sum of the two major segments bulk cargo and general cargo.
In 2022, international crises impacted the Port of Hamburg’s seaborne cargo throughput. The war in Ukraine plus the related sanctions against Russia, along with worldwide supply chain problems caused by the corona pandemic, impacted Port of Hamburg throughput during the year. This was compounded by labour disputes in the port at the beginning of the second half of the year and very high inflation in the course of autumn, which caused consumer spending to fall to a low point. Over the whole year, 119.9 million tonnes of seaborne goods were loaded or unloaded at the terminals in Germany's largest universal port. This corresponds to a minus of 6.8 percent compared to the previous year.
A 5.8 per cent decline to 83.7 million tonnes in general cargo throughput and a drop in bulk cargo handling to 36.2 million tonnes (-8.9 per cent) contributed to this. In the container handling segment, a total of 8.3 million TEU were handled in Hamburg in 2022. Compared to the previous year, this is a decline of 5.1 per cent.