Directly at the mouth of the river Weser where the water is deep enough for sea going ships, Bremerhaven offers ideal conditions for handling containers. The maritime city is one of Europe’s leading car hubs and is also turning onto a key port for the offshore wind industry.
One of the longest coherent riverside quays in the world
Bremerhaven Container Terminal
The success story of Bremerhaven Container Terminal began in February 1968 when construction work began on a 700-metre long quay. After four expansion projects (latterly Container Terminal 4) the impressive terminal location has meanwhile grown to a total length of almost five kilometres. The world’s longest coherent riverside quay now has 14 berths for mega-container vessels. As the fourth-largest container terminal in Europe, Bremerhaven is one of the leading transhipment hubs for intermodal import and export traffic.
Automobile hub and global player
Bremerhaven Auto Terminal
Bremerhaven is one of the largest automobile hubs anywhere in the world. In peak years, it handles more than two million vehicles. There are operating and storage areas for 120,000 cars, including covered storage for 45,000 vehicles. re indoors. But the Auto Terminal does more than just load and discharge vehicles: it also offers finishing, repair and retrofitting services, installs individual special equipment or attends to final assembly. High quality, continuous logistics, good transport connections and a full range of services rank amongst the terminal’s many strong points.
Temperature-controlled cargo for Europe
Fruit terminals & cold store
Bremerhaven is the leading distribution centre for temperature-controlled cargo in Germany. With one of the biggest container terminals in the world, Bremerhaven is a strategic location for the successful management of import/export flows. With a range of temperature-controlled services and efficient first-hand logistics, Bremerhaven is your gateway to the European and worldwide markets. BLG Coldstore, the largest commercial cold store in the region, can accommodate around 33,000 pallets for refrigerated and frozen goods.
Two dedicated fruit terminals at Kaiserhafen (Verbindungshafen) and at Columbuskaje load and discharge more than 250,000 tonnes of temperature-controlled cargo every year. The temperature-controlled goods from overseas are destined for Germany and other European countries.
Modern, secure, purpose-built
One of the most modern passenger terminals in Europe, Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven (CCCB) plays a key role for Bremerhaven’s growing attractiveness as a tourist destination. Since its refurbishment in 2003, CCCB has had spacious check-in and waiting areas for roughly 4000 passengers, modern equipment for transporting and loading their baggage as well as covered passenger walkways. The approx. 1000-metre long quay can handle up to four cruise liners simultaneously.
Fish processing meets offshore wind energy
Bremerhaven is one of the leading locations in Germany for fish and food processing. The entire supply chain of the fish industry is represented at Fischereihafen: medium-sized firms and large corporations which process fresh fish and seafood, packaging and warehousing companies as well as forwarders specialising in reefer transports. The sites in the south of Bremerhaven also offer optimum conditions for the booming offshore wind energy industry
Equipped to cope with offshore logistics
Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB)
Water depths that can accommodate seagoing vessels, excellent infrastructure, a powerful industrial cluster – Bremerhaven can offer the wind energy industry ideal conditions. A loading ramp for large-scale components on the banks of the Weser will be available by the end of 2018. At the 25-hectare Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB), wind energy plant will be pre-assembled, stored and transhipped. The 500-metre long quay can accommodate two to three offshore jack-up vessels. Around 200 hectares of industrial sites are available for new companies and expansions.