When it comes to breakbulk and heavy-lift cargo, the ports of Bremen offer top performance: the specialist terminal at Neustädter Hafen is the largest of its kind anywhere in Europe. The logistics centre on the left bank of the Weser handles the transhipment of special breakbulk cargo, i.e. bulk goods that have to be transported conventionally and not in containers. This includes iron, steel and forest products, machinery and components, wind turbines and all other kinds of heavy cargo. Around 550 seagoing vessels and barges are dispatched by our qualified staff every year.
Loading and securing conventional heavy-lift cargo poses highly diverse requirements on the port. Individual solutions have to be found, for instance when heavy-lift items weigh more than 80 tons. That is why our specialist terminals at Neustädter Hafen offer not only the right equipment, but can also count on the experience and expertise of highly-skilled professionals.
Our port facilities cover extensive areas; our storage areas can cope with heavy loads. We have crane and horizontal transport capacities for loads of more than 200 tons. Special forklifts and reach stackers are available for moving all kinds of heavy goods, making Neustädter Hafen the port of choice for handling breakbulk. In addition to loading this cargo onto seagoing vessels, our terminal also offers many other conventional ocean freight services. Our qualified workforce and specially trained project teams always ensure top quality and smooth procedures.
Breakbulk logistics have to be flexible. This means that we need trimodal transhipment options: straight from truck to train or ship. As the southernmost seaport in Germany, we are located just 66 nautical miles from the sea and are easily accessible via the Lower and Outer Weser. We also score top marks thank to our efficient road and rail connections. That is one of the reasons why Bremen’s freight village is located in the immediate vicinity of Neustädter Hafen.
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.