The inland port in Hamburg is the oldest part of the port of Hamburg, which is still used as a port facility. It lies in front of the Nikolaifleetmündung and is separated in the west by the Niederbaumbrücke from the low harbor. The northern edge are the quays, which formed the first quay facilities of the inland port from the 14th century, and the Otto Sill bridge, which spans the junction of the Alsterfleet with the Schaartor lock with the elevated railway viaduct. South is the Kehrwieder. The inland port has only one pier on the quay, which can be accessed only by inland vessels, and a quay on Kehrwieder and serves mainly as a western exit of the customs channel. At times it is the location of the river boat church.The inland port was extended in the 16th century with an upstream roadstead, when the main transshipment still took place in the inner city of Nikolaifleet. With the construction of the Hamburg ramparts at the beginning of the 17th century, the port was incorporated into the city with the creation of a tree wall. Due to the expansion of goods traffic and the concomitant increase in ship sizes, this upstream port section became increasingly important, but at the turn of the 18th century it had to be extended by the Niederhafen into the Elbe. Until 1880, it served as a sailing ship port, then the sailors were relocated to Kleine Grasbrook to free the inland port as part of the free port development as passage of the customs channel. A last relic from the time of the port handling is the New Crane east of the High Bridge. In 1858 this iron heavy-duty crane with integrated weighing device replaced a wooden crane erected in 1568 in the same place.
June 5, 2018
Germany's second largest inland port
The barge is considered the most ecological means of transport. No other mode of transport is able to provide the same transport service in such an environmentally friendly way. The Port of Hamburg is the second largest inland port in Germany. Around 10,000 inland vessels docked at around 100 moorings in 2015 and transported around 12.4 million tonnes of cargo. Daily departures from Hamburg from transports on the Elbe and the connected channels into the interior. On the Central and Upper Elbe there are regular connections to Magdeburg, Aken, Torgau, Riesa, Dresden and even to the Czech Republic to Děčin, Ústí nad Labem and Lovosice. Along the Lower Elbe can u.a. Brunsbüttel, Cuxhaven and Glückstadt are served. On the Elbe-Seitenkanal with the connection to the Mittelland Canal, there is also the connection to Braunschweig, Haldensleben, Hanover and Minden as well as to the Ruhr area and the inland ports on the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Neckar. Also to Berlin regular transports on the waterways take place.
May 25, 2019
The Port of Hamburg is an open tidal port on the Lower Elbe in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. It is the largest seaport in Germany and the third largest in Europe after the port of Rotterdam and Antwerp (as of 2017). In terms of standard container handling figures from 2012, it was the second largest container port in Europe and the seventeenth largest in the world after Rotterdam with its four container terminals. In 2015 it was the third largest container port in Europe after Rotterdam and Antwerp.
January 19, 2020
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