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 2021, the worldwide repercussions of the corona pandemic again affected handling and transport trends in Germanys largest universal port. Over the whole year, 128.7 million tons of seaborne cargoes were loaded or discharged at Port of Hamburg terminals, a 1.9 percent increase on the previous year.

    Both general cargo throughput, up by 1.3 percent at 88.9 million tons, and bulk cargo handling, 3.3 percent higher at 39.8 million tons, contributed. In the container handling segment, 2021 throughput in Hamburg totalled 8.7 million TEU and was 2.2 percent higher.

  • Seaborne Cargo handling, 1983 – 2021, in million tons

    From: 1989 - 2021

Seaborne Cargo Handling | Copyright: Michael Lindner

Seaborne Cargo Handling

  • General cargo handling, 1989 - 2021, in millions of tons

    From: 1989 - 2021

HHM / Jochen Wischhusen

Bulk Cargo Handling

  • Bulk cargo handling, 1989 to 2021 in millions of tons

    From: 1989 - 2021


    • 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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