Port of Nordenham

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Nordenham lies along the Weser River toward the North Sea in Nordenham, Germany. It handles coal.[1]

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Coal has traditionally been the Port of Nordenham's leading commodity, but its importance has declined in recent years. In a 2015 interview with Nordwest Zeitung, the port's managing director Uwe Oppitz said that coal, together with a smaller percentage of wood, made up 90% of the port's business until a few years ago, but today only accounts for about 50% of annual sales volume. As of 2015, the Port of Nordenham was handling approximately 1.6 million tonnes of coal per year, including some destined for the Bremen-Farge power station, 40km to the south.[2]

Project Details

  • Operator: Rhenus Midgard
  • Location: Nordenham, Germany
  • Annual Capacity: 2.7 million tons of all cargo[3]
  • Status: Operating
  • Sources of coal:

Articles and Resources


  1. "German Ports Guide," Bremenports (PDF), June 2014
  2. "Kohleumschlag verliert an Bedeutung," Nordwest Zeitung, June 25, 2015
  3. "German Ports Guide," page 5 Bremenports (PDF), June 2014

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