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PORT OF HAMBURG: Welcome to the official website of Germany's biggest seaport

Information about the Corona virus

Currently, a lot of questions reach us on the impact of COVID-19 on the Port of Hamburg and the supply chain with the hinterland / inland. We would like to provide you with information on current developments.

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Around 8,000 ship calls per year, almost 300 berths and a total of 43 kilometers of quay for seagoing vessels, more than 1,300 freight trains per week, four state-of-the-art container terminals, three cruise terminals and around 50 facilities specialized in handling roro and breakbulk and all kinds of bulk cargoes, along with about 7,300 logistics companies within the city limits - these are just a few of the factors making the Port of Hamburg to one of the world's most flexible, high-performance universal ports.

126.3 million tons of cargo crossed the quay walls of Germany's largest seaport in 2020. That included around 8.5 million standard containers (TEU). Hamburg is accordingly the third largest container port in Europe and in the 18th place on the list of the world's largest container ports.

TOP INFORMATION: The latest topics on hafen-hamburg.de

        • Inland waterway navigation
        • Online tool for inland waterway navigation

        • Specail: HMM Hamburg
        • With the first call of the “HMM HAMBURG”, another ship of the so-called “Megamax-24 class” headed for the port of Hamburg. In our web special you will find:
          - A film from the first call in Hamburg
          - Information on port rotation
          - News about the first start
          - Detailed ship information

        • 125 Years Kiel Canal
        • The Kiel Canal (NOK) the most frequented artificial waterway in the world. It connects the North and Baltic Seas and is therefore indispensable for the Port of Hamburg. Every third container that is handled here passes through the Kiel Canal. (only German, the translation is coming soon)

TOP INFORMATION: The latest news from the port & logistics industry

We keep you posted about the latest traffic reports, throughput trends for Hamburg and ports of the region, along with additional topics on business, logistics, shipping, the hinterland, the environment, personalities and entertainment.

SHIPS ON THE MOVE: All expected ship arrivals

The ship arrival lists on this page reveal when the Queen Mary 2, or an especially large ocean-going ship or special vessel, will be coming to Hamburg. You will also find details of which terminals the ships will be berthing at.

PORT AT A GLANCE: Movements in the Port of Hamburg

The port map and the webcams enable you to track all ships currently in the Port of Hamburg. The tide calendar here also provides details of realtime water levels.

SAVE THE DATE: Webinars, trade fairs and events

Hamburg is home to all branches of the maritime business - making the Hanseatic City a popular venue for maritime conferences and trade fairs. Our Calendar of Events shows you which industry events will be taking place in the near future.

  • Frequently asked questions to Peter Pickhuben

  • Where can I find information on the water level of the Upper Elbe River?

    You can find up-to-date information on water levels here.

  • Where can I find information on road traffic in the port?

    You can find information on road traffic and the traffic situation in the Port of Hamburg here.

  • Where and how can I find my container?

    Please contact your freight forwarder if you do not have the data for your container. If you have a container number you can localize your cargo via the Internet. These sites offer connections to tracking systems: