For the automotive industry, the ports of Bremen rank up amongst the most important hubs in the world. Every year, more than 1.7 million vehicles arrive at or leave the port – and the figure is steadily rising. We have around 100,000 parking spaces, half of them covered, for cars, trucks and other vehicles.
Bremerhaven is of immense importance for the international automotive industry. This is because the port is highly specialised: numerous skilled employees attend to the transhipment and transport of new cars. They also ensure that the production plants are supplied with the right parts and components. At the “largest repair shop in Europe”, i.e. our technical centres, we inspect, handle and finish more than 230,000 vehicles per annum.
Bremerhaven is a well-established transhipment terminal that continues to grow and develop. Large numbers of vehicles arrive by sea for onward carriage on feeder ships. But the dominant factor here is export. Our “high & heavy” sector handles the true heavyweights such as railway wagons, special machinery or ro-ro trailers that are preloaded at the terminal.
When it comes to responsibility, we set a good example – throughout the entire country. The twin ports fen Bremen and Bremerhaven play an important for Germany as a strong economic and export nation. As one of the most high-powered logistics centres in Europe, the port group had a highly committed workforce of around 38,000 employees in Bremen alone in 2019. But it is not only in the north of Germany that the port business creates jobs: in 2019, its gateway function provided no fewer than 344,900 secure jobs at industrial enterprises throughout Germany. Because they provide access to global markets for German export/import enterprises, the ports of Bremen play a particularly important macroeconomic role, and they do so confidently and with complete commitment. In the interests of good cooperation throughout Germany.