Seaborne Cargo Handling

  • 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.

  • Seaborne Cargo handling, 1989 – 2022, in million tons

    From: 1989 - 2022

Seaborne Cargo Handling | Copyright: Michael Lindner

Seaborne Cargo Handling

  • Seaborne Cargo

  • General cargo handling, 1989 - 2022, in millions of tons

    From: 1989 - 2022

HHM / Jochen Wischhusen

Bulk Cargo Handling

  • Bulk cargo handling, 1989 to 2022 in millions of tons

    From: 1989 - 2022


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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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