Maritime logistics centres for Europe and the whole world

The ports of Bremen rank amongst the most important universal ports in Europe. One of the reasons for this is that Bremen and Bremerhaven have achieved the perfect division of labour: from containers and vehicles, general and bulk cargo, to dangerous goods and project cargo – the twin ports can handle practically any kinds of cargo at the terminals. Moreover, they also include Columbus Cruise Center in Bremerhaven, one of the most modern and efficient passenger terminals for cruise liners.

The excellent location and ideal connections to overseas and hinterland are a huge advantage for us. But it is first and foremost our experience, our communication & IT skills and our highly qualified workforce that make Bremen/Bremerhaven a competitive logistics centre with great future potential. And that is why we continuously invest in further education and training programmes.


Halb beladenes Containerschiff beim Umschlag an der Kaje

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One reason for the international success of the twin ports is the effective division of labour. Bremerhaven handles container vessels, car carriers and refrigerated fruit carriers and accounts for more than 80 per cent of total throughput of the overall port group. At the same time, the seaport is evolving into a prime location for the offshore wind energy industry, which is in great demand. Thanks to water depths that can accommodate seagoing vessels, excellent infrastructure and a powerful industrial cluster, Bremerhaven could become the European centre for this sector.

The port facilities in Bremen specialise in handling conventional general cargo, high & heavy as well as bulk cargo. This includes project cargo, wood and wood products, steel and steel protects as well as vast quantities of loose goods such as ore, coal and grain.

Thanks to a highly efficient network of diverse service providers, we can also offer a wide range of value added services for all container logistics requirements.

Statistics about

the Ports of bremen and bremerhaven

How many sea vessels land in Bremen and Bremerhaven? How have container shipping rates developed over the last five years? And which goods are handled in the ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven? In this section you find current statistics and numbers about transport and handling, in form of tables and graphics. Find  detailed insights in shipping and goods in the annually published Hafenspiegel and monthly shipping updates.

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