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Handling facilities to meet every need

The Port of Hamburg is a universal port, offering handling facilities suitable for every type of cargo, from containerised general cargo to bulk cargo, from project and plant to liquids. There are special terminals for reusable waste products and recyclable materials. On an site covering over 71 square kilometres there are more than 50 handling facilities in operation, ensuring smooth handling of the most diverse goods. Some 290 berths offer space for ships of every size: especially large containerships and bulk cargo freighters, oil and chemicals tankers, ro-ro and break bulk carriers, feeders and inland waterway vessels. Highly qualified personnel and state-of-the-art handling technology facilitate fast and safe cargo handling.

  • Hafen Hamburg: FAQ an Peter Pickhuben

    Frequently asked questions to Peter Pickhuben

  • Is luggage storage available at the Cruise Center?

    No, unfortunately there is no left-luggage office there.

  • Where can I buy used containers?

    You can find suppliers here.

  • What is project cargo?

    Project cargo is especially large or bulky cargo that cannot be transported in a container. Examples are parts of cranes or wind power stations, turbines, or ship propellers.

  • What is a TSS (German: VTG)?

    In order to avoid collisions in busy sea-lanes, separate ship traffic lanes are stipulated in a traffic separation scheme (TSS), which works like the lanes of a highway.

  • Who invented the container?

    In 1956, the American freight forwarder Malcolm McLean first transported goods in steel boxes by lorries and ships.