Containers and cars, general and bulk cargo, dangerous goods and project cargo – the terminals in Bremen and Bremerhaven handle practically all kinds of freight. That is one of the reasons why the ports of Bremen rank amongst the most important universal ports in Europe. They have excellent overseas and hinterland connections, an efficient cruise terminal, outstanding logistics expertise, a highly qualified and motivated skilled workforce as well as numerous opportunities for specialist and advanced training.
The division of labour is the key to the success of the twin ports. Bremerhaven is the port of choice for container vessels, car carriers and refrigerated fruit carriers and accounts for approx. 80 per cent of the total freight volume handled by the port group. Bremerhaven is also evolving into a major location for the offshore wind energy industry. The ports in the city of Bremen, on the other hand, specialise in handling conventional general cargo and heavy lift, as well as bulk cargo.
Services at a glance
- Container handling incl. comprehensive related services, such as container leasing, repairs, container depot and hinterland transport organisation
- Organising and handling road and rail collection and delivery services for container transports
- Automobile handling incl. upstream and downstream services
- Handling non-containerised general cargo, ro-ro handling
- Transhipment, storage and handling of tropical fruit
- Handling heavy-lift cargo
- Handling bulk goods, including ores, coal, coke, fertilisers, crude oil, mineral oil, grain, oil crops and feedstuffs
- Storage and transhipment of food, beverages and tobacco (coffee, cocoa, tea, tobacco, spices and other natural products)
- Contract logistics, project logistics
- Container stuffing
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