Port of Hamburg

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Hamburg is in Hamburg, Germany. It is the largest port in Germany.


The port is on the river Elbe, located 110 kilometers from the mouth of the Elbe River into the North Sea.

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Coal terminal

Before 2012, The port receives roughly five million tonnes of coal per year, mostly bound for power plants in Lower Saxony. Port officials speculated in 2012 that coal imports may increase due to construction of the coal-fired Moorburg Power Station.[1] Coal is imported from Scandinavia, South Africa, and Australia.[2]

The goods handled as bulk cargo in maritime transport, such as ore, coal, building materials, grain, fertilisers or mineral oil products, reached a total volume of around 39 million tonnes in the Port of Hamburg in 2020. This makes Hamburg by far the largest port in Germany for the handling of seaborne goods in bulk. This includes 19.4 million tonnes of grab cargo goods, such as ore and coal with the largest individual items in terms of volume.[3]

Project Details

  • Operator: Hamburg Port Authority
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes): 19.4 million (grab cargo goods in 2020)
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Sources of coal: Scandinavia, South Africa and Australia

Articles and Resources


  1. "Hamburg is staying on course: The Port Development Plan to 2025," Hamburg Port Authority, October 2012
  2. "Ore and coal," Port of Hamburg, accessed May 2015
  3. "Bulk Cargo Handling," Port of Hamburg, accessed July 2021

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