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bremenports GmbH & Co. KG – your port management company

We live and breathe the ports – as do our 393 committed employees. bremenports GmbH & Co. KG has managed the infrastructure of the ports of Bremen on behalf of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, with the exception of shoreside infrastructure at Fischereihafen, since January 2002. In addition to the two administration buildings Sail City in Bremerhaven and at Überseestadt in Bremen, bremenports also has workshops located in the Überseehafen district in Bremerhaven, at Bremen-Seehausen and in Bremen-City. Numerous employees work at the four major sea locks and at various locations of Bremen’s terminal railway. Construction site huts are also used temporarily for specific projects.

Clearly organised: the tasks performed by bremenports are stipulated in agency agreements that were concluded with what was then Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports. These tasks break down into regular tasks and special tasks provided on behalf of the Special Asset Ports, as well as third-party business which is organised as a private-economy company.

bremenports GmbH & Co. KG

Limited Partner:
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (Municipality)

General Partner:
bremenports Beteiligungs GmbH

Number of employees:

Managing director:
Robert Howe

Certified in accordance with:
Work and family
DIN EN ISO 9001:2015
DIN EN ISO 50001:2011


Supervisory body for the limited company (“GmbH”)

The bremenports Supervisory Board ensures equal representation of employer and employee interests and consists of six representatives from each side. The partner – the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (Municipality) is represented by members of the Senate, the Mayor of Bremerhaven, various Members of Bremen Parliament, a member of Bremen Chamber of Commerce and the Chairperson of the Advisory Board. A representative of the employer serves as Chairperson of the Supervisory Board.

The employee representatives are appointed by bremenports’s works council. The Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board comes from the employee representative side.


Dr. Claudia Schilling, Senator for Science and Ports

Deputy Chairperson:
Axel Zielinski, bremenports

Senate Councillor Dr. Ralph Baumheier, Senate Chancellery Bremen Eduard Dubbers-Albrecht, Chairperson of bremenports Advisory Board Mayor Melf Grantz, Executive Board of Bremerhaven City Council Kerstin Kreitz, Senate Department for Finance Enno Nottelmann, State Council for Climate Protection, Environment and Mobility

Ingo Albrecht, bremenports
Susanne Baumann, bremenports
Anja Feist, Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen
Ulrich Hoffmann, bremenports
Heiko Sgolik, bremenports

Advisory Board

The bremenports Advisory Board is made up of representatives from business enterprises and maritime and shipping associations in Bremen. The members are appointed by the partner – the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (Municipality). The Chairperson of the Advisory Board is also a member of the company’s Supervisory Board.


Eduard Dubbers-Albrecht (Ipsen Logistics GmbH)

Michael Appelhans (Rhenus Midgard GmbH & Co. KG)
Jörg Conrad (Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG)
Manuela Drews (Eurogate GmbH & Co. KGaA, KG)
Silke Grafe (Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG)
Christoph Holtkemper (Roland Umschlagsgesellschaft mbH)
Jörg Colberg (Gesamthafenbetriebsverein im Lande Bremen)
Jan Müller (J. MÜLLER Aktiengesellschaft)
Werner Pöser (CHS CONTAINER Handel GmbH)
Axel Rohrssen (Stena Glovis SE)
Wolfgang Weber (EKB Container Logistik GmbH & Co. KG)
Andreas Wencke (Handelskammer Bremen – IHK für Bremen und Bremerhaven)
Dr. Wolfgang Beyer (Rechtsanwalt)


 To ensure that the twin ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven remain competitive in future, bremenports actively promotes the development of the ports..

Well organised. For the future.

To ensure that the twin ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven remain competitive in future, bremenports actively promotes the development of the ports.

Our exemplary work and the continuous development of the ports are primarily the responsibility of the experts at bremenports. Their day-to-day actions, their expertise and their commitment enable the ongoing development and maintenance of the ports in Bremen and Bremerhaven. Click here to see an overview of our business divisions and the individual departments.